Native to the foothills of the Organ Mountains in southeast Brazil, Christmas Cactus live as epiphytes (air plants) that grow in the cracks of rocks or in the forks of tree limbs where there is just enough organic material for the roots.
Flowering: will set buds when temperatures are cool and when the length of day and night are about equal (December).
Light: Keep your Christmas Cactus away from direct sunlight, they prefer bright but indirect light. Excessive light will cause the leaves to burn or redden.
Water: The soil should be evenly moist for best growth. Christmas Cactus is a tropical plant, and not as drought tolerant as its desert relatives. Too much watering causes white rot and the leaves will likely fall off.
Fertilize: To keep your plant in good health, fertilize 2 to 4 times during the growing season (April-Sept) at half strength with Jack’s Classic 20-20-20, an all purpose liquid houseplant fertilizer.