Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera buckleyi) in the Schlumbergeras Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Plant Height: 8-10 inches
Plant Spread: 12 inches
Leaves: Other: Leafless
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
Mauve
Orange
Pink
Red
White
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Fall
Late fall or early winter
Winter
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Other: Mature single segment cuttings.
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Prefers to be under-potted
Miscellaneous: Epiphytic

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Location: Northern OntarioDate: Autumn 2016
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Date: 2015-11-15
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Location: Netania IsraelDate: 2019-01-04
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Location: ,Front Royal,VaDate: 2013-01-10Bud & leaves of True Xmas Cactus Buckleyi
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Location: ,Front Royal,VaDate: 2013-01-13my 1st bloom this year, not many buds but starting to open up and
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Location: Youngsville, LADate: 2016-01-09By tabbycat
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Location: Netania Israel
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Location: Netania Israel
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Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
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Location: Wilmington, Delaware USADate: 2017-01-25
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Location: Wilmington, Delaware USADate: 2017-01-25
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Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
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Location: Wilmington, Delaware USADate: 2018-01-24
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Location: Wilmington, Delaware USADate: 2018-01-31
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Location: Netania Israel
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Location: JBsPlants at Roblyn Farm, New JerseyDate: 2014-04-26 One year old S. Buckleyi (dark red) plantOne year old S. Buckleyi plant
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Location: San Antonio TXDate: 2017-12-16
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Location: Wilmington, Delaware USADate: 2018-01-24First bloom of the season
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Location: Wilmington, Delaware USADate: 2018-01-31
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Location: Netania IsraelDate: 2019-01-04
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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Christmas cactus by gingin Oct 13, 2019 6:42 AM 7
Limp Christmas Cactus by MythrilDelight Oct 28, 2018 6:40 PM 16
Need help identifying a Schlumbergera. by Nisauabukunouki Nov 5, 2017 10:16 AM 3

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