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May 28, 2020 6:47 PM CST
Las Vegas, NV
Hello members, I apologize if I am posting this in the incorrect area. I am brand new to this forum and reaching out in pure desperation...

I've had a Christmas/holiday cactus from my Mom for about 17 years. I live in Las Vegas which is obviously very hot and dry & recently noticed the leaves of the cactus have started to fall off. The plant has NEVER really thrived nor flowered except when I first received it from my Mom. I by no means have a "green thumb" and I'm absolutely horrible with plants of any type, which is why my Mom gave me a Christmas cactus joking that I would not be able to kill it 🤦🏻‍♀️ I'm just looking for some help to try to save it since the plant is VERY sentimental to me being that my Mom passed away over a year ago.

Note: I typically only water it about once a week however recently watered it twice in one week because our temperatures have gone up & it seemed quite dry! It sits upstairs in my bathroom, near a window but not direct sunlight. Any insight would be greatly appreciated...thank you in advance :-)
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May 29, 2020 1:18 AM CST
Name: one-eye-luke US.Vet.
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You need to let the top 1/2 dry before watering and when you water, water until you get just a tiny bit of discharge out the bottom. You and take those plant pieces, let them scab, and lay them on some potting soil and they will root. Its so easy to do and you can replace your plant if it doesn't recover.
NOT A EXPERT! Just a grow worm! I never met a plant I didn’t love.✌
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