Christmas Cactus Plant

Schlumbergera bridgesii

Christmas Cactus Plants, Schlumbergera bridgesii, native to Central and South America, are one of the most popular houseplants during the holiday season. Christmas Cactus Plants are epiphytes in their native environment. Epiphytes are plants that grow on other plants and trees. Whether used as a table or hanging plant, a Christmas Cactus Plant produces beautiful tubular flowers in white, pink, red, yellow, salmon, and fuchsia during late November and December. The leaves of a Christmas Cactus Plant are small, flat, and smooth with scalloped edges. There is a Thanksgiving Cactus Plant (Zygocactus truncates) and an Easter Cactus Plant (Rhipsalidopsis gaertneri). Each of these plants blooms around a specific Holiday. A Christmas Cactus Houseplant is an easy care, flowering plant that can live for 100 years being passed on from generation to generation. With each passing year, a Christmas Cactus gets bigger and more impressive.