I received some Christmas Cacti as gifts years ago; but the variety I have aren’t aware that they should bloom during Christmas. I don’t know much about them so I’m sure I’m responsible for the blooms starting after the new year and into the spring. They’re still worth mentioning as a reference here.
- ease to grow – These plants are moderately easy to grow. Keep the soil evenly moist making sure not to overwater or you may kill it outright. I’ve killed a few. I keep the ones that survived in the kitchen window. If they fail to grow, they are easy to replace.
- pest & disease resistance – No pests nor diseases have been noticed.
- appearance - They are a weird looking plant but the flowers can be spectacular. Hot house plants look way better than my kitchen window sample.
- production – I did read that keeping these plants pot bound is best but I may transplant and prune the ones I have to see if I can plump them up a bit.
- scent - I haven’t noticed any scent with this variety.
Christmas Cactus only receives 3 out of 5 blossoms. They can be fussy about water, light, and temperature. They will get scraggly. A minor issue is lack of blossom scent ( no point off).