The word cactus brings to mind scorching desert heat and dry conditions, but you shouldnt subject your Christmas cactus to such an environment. The plant is actually from Brazil, where it is an air plant that grows on the sides of trees! Its optimal environmental temperature is only 68 degrees Fahrenheit! While its true that neglecting a Christmas cactus is better than pampering it, theres more to it than that. You do get a month off, but you need to know when that is and how to take good care of it the rest of the year.
Plant Care Today gives instructions on how to care for one of these beauties, from its first day as a cutting to its last. By following the instructions at the link below, youll be delighted with the prettiest of blooms this Christmas season.