Hirt's Fuchsia Pink Christmas Cactus Plant - Zygocactus - 2" Pot

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MooreZygocactusF25
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The Christmas cactus is native to the South American jungles. The flowers bloom once a year and come in shades of fuchsia, yellow, salmon, pink, white, orange and sometimes will even have a combination of the colors. The Christmas cacti are tropical plants. They require sunlight and the blooms last longer with cooler temperatures. Keep them away from heaters, fireplaces, radiators, furnace ducts, and other heat sources. Place in a sunny location while indoors and if outdoors during the summer, find a place that has a sun/shade mix to prevent the plant from getting burned. The best way to be sure your plant is getting just the right amount of water is to wait until the soil is dry on the top and still a bit moist toward the bottom. Then water the plant until the soil is saturated. Drain off any excess water that accumulates on the bottom. Then do not water again until the top half of the soil feels dry to the touch again. Well-drained soil is very important. A high quality cactus mix is great. If you can't find any that is made for cactus you can mix two parts regular potting soil with one part coarse sand. In order to insure your plant will bloom in time for Christmas, you will need to give the plant a rest period. Cut back on the watering leaving the soil only partly moist. Allow at least 14 hours of total darkness for the plant at night and sun during the day, until the buds begin to form. Start the dark period in early September. Once the buds form they can take from 10 to 12 weeks to fully bloom. After the Christmas cactus is done blooming you can prune it to incourage new growth. You'll also find that the plant will bloom better next year if it is trimmed. As new growth appears in the spring, put a diluted solution of liquid houseplant fertilizer 2 to 3 weeks after the start of the new growth. The cactus should be repotted every 2 to 3 years depending on how depleted the soil is. Repotting should be done in the spring.
  • Blooms between Thanksgiving and Christmas
  • Prefers morning sun or very bright, indirect light
  • Water when dry
  • Trim as needed
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  • 5
    Awesom

    Posted by DARLENE DEAVER on Jul 29th 2020

    I have bought many many plants from Hirts. The packaging for shipment is awesome. My plants (over 30 from hirts) are doing awesome. Thank you Hirts keep up the good work!

  • 5
    Christmas Cactus

    Posted by James Birkitt on Jul 20th 2020

    Extremely pleased with this purchase. Both pots were filled with several rooted Christmas cacti. Plants were really well packed and arrived in great condition. Plants were a deep, healthy green. I'll be buying from Hirt's again.

  • 5
    Christmas Cactus

    Posted by James Birkitt on Jul 20th 2020

    Extremely pleased with this purchase. Both pots were filled with several rooted Christmas cacti. Plants were really well packed and arrived in great condition. Plants were a deep, healthy green. I'll be buying from Hirt's again.

  • 5
    FUCHSIA PINK CHRISTMAS CACTUS PLANT

    Posted by Carl and Susan Zehender on May 26th 2020

    Fast shipping, outstanding packaging, healthy looking plant

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