Blush Holiday Cactus
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Blush Holiday Cactus

Blush Holiday Cactus

Quick Facts
Common Name: Holiday Cactus, Zygocactus
Hardiness Zone: 1-13S/W Exposure: Houseplants - Bright Indirect Light
Blooms In: Nov-Dec
Mature Height: 6-12" Read our Growing Guide
Ships Weather Permitting Ships as: NURSERY POT AND BASKET
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Product Details

Product Details

Our easy-care Blush Holiday Cactus provides a burst of sparkling white color with a touch of pink just in time for the winter holidays. Plants arrive fully budded and ready to bloom. Shipped in a 6" woven basket.

Please note: This is a different species than the true Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera x buckleyi).

For more information on growing Holiday Cactus, click on Growing Guide.



WEATHER PERMITTING - Working with Mother Nature

In our business, we work closely with Mother Nature. In the colder months when we stipulate that an item is shipped “weather permitting”, that means temperatures outside our shipping facility in northwestern Connecticut and along the shipping route must be warm enough for tender plants to survive in unheated delivery trucks. Our practice of waiting for windows of milder weather may result in the occasional delay, but our customers tend to appreciate the care we take to make certain their plants arrive in the very best possible condition. Questions? Don’t hesitate to call our customer service staff at 1-800-411-6159.


The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.


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We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.



Average Customer Rating: 4 out of 5 stars (1 Review) Write a Review

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PInk 'Blush' Holiday Cactus...

This, my pink, Holiday Cacus arrived before noon, in a box with the Wintergreen plant (which I thought would look very Christmas'y with it's green leaves and red berries). Glad that I was home, as it has been only in the low 40's here in Northern Utah today -- and the rest of the week). They were both packed well, the Cactus being taped into and between it's cardboard packing. Have had it set up in my kitchen about in the middle -- it has dropped a couple of buds, but has kept most of them, and have three that are trying to blossom now, and it should start to look lovely by Thanksgiving in two days. The color goes well with my Behr 'Sweetheart' painted walls. OH, the dirt in the pot is plenty moist for now, so will allow it to rest before trying to water it ! Oh, and they put about four cactus plants in the nursery pot. Had chosen the metal container pot, just wish that it had holes in the bottom to drain out excess water -- but a hammer and nail can make about six holes in the bottom of it for that purpose. Tonight, a few leaves on top have turned a lime-green, but don't know if it is because it was cold when it was delivered, or if it is the LED 'Daylight' Cam lights just above it (9' Ceilings). Basically, am pleased with their efforts to get it (both) here as safely as they could ! Thank you and hugs to the 'packers' for doing such a great job, trying to please a picky Senior customer (on a small budget). :-) (4 Stars -- same day received it)

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Growing guide

Growing guide
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Also known as the Thanksgiving or Crab Cactus, this easy-to-care for plant is native to rainforests of Brazil, where it grows on rocks or in trees in light shade. It's an easy houseplant and can spend the warmer months of the year outside.

LIGHT: Provide partial shade or bright indirect light. During the winter months, when the sun is not as strong, more sunlight is acceptable. Too much sun can burn the leaves or turn them yellow.

WATERING: Water when the potting mix is dry 1 inch below the surface. Avoid over watering (which will cause the roots to rot) or letting the potting mix dry out completely. Provide less water from fall through spring.

TEMPERATURE: When plants are in active growth (April to September), provide temperatures between 60-80°F. Sudden changes in temperature may cause buds and flowers to fall off.

FERTILIZER: When plants are in active growth (April to September) apply a balanced (20-20-20) houseplant fertilizer monthly, diluted to 1/4-strength.

CONTINUING CARE: During the shorter days (and longer nights) of fall, the Holiday Cactus forms its flower buds. For a period of about 8 weeks, plants should be kept in the dark 13-14 hours a day and given night-time temperatures of 55-65°F and daytime temperatures of 65-70°F.

Plants bloom best when pot-bound. Repot every 3 years or so using a well-drained potting mix designed for houseplants and a container that is about an inch wider than the previous one.


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