Welcome to Wisdom :: Earth

Become a Permaculture Imagineer!

Learn. Be Inspired. Spread the Wisdom.

Have your Say! Sign up Today!

Registration is easy and free. This allows you to create your own online profile and leave comments on the website.

Join the Community



 
 
Articles Glossary Plants
Products News Members
 
 
 
 
Beautiful violet flowers bloom for weeks in winter.

Christmas Cactus

Schlumbergera  bridgesii  var. 'Lavender Beauty'

Plant Type:  perennial   evergreencactus

Description: Exotic cactus, whose roots originate in Brazil, hardy with bright violet flowers.

 
 
 

Plant Attributes

evergreencactus
 

Plant Dimensions

Plant Height
20-60cm
Plant Spread
40-60cm

Stem

softwood

Roots

fibrous

Sun Aspect

Part Shade

Water Needs

@@
 
Maintenance Level: Low maintenance
 

 
 
 
 
hangdecorativebee
 
Urban: Fantastic hanging plant for the porch or decoration for the kitchen window cill. Beautiful, fragrant flowers in winter.
 
 
 

Plant Description

Light: Bright indirect light

Water: Keep the soil moist, but not soggy while plant is growing. After flowering, water sparingly until new growth begins in spring.

Humidity: Moderate -- about 50-60 percent humidity. Stand the pot on a dish of wet pebbles.

Temperature: To set flower buds, the plant needs cool 60-65°F/16-18°C days and 45-55°F/7-13°C nights. Once buds set, 70-75°F/21-24°C days and 60-70°F/16-21°C nights.

Soil: Mix 1 part potting soil and 1 part fine-grade fir bark.

Fertilizer: Feed every 2 weeks with a balanced liquid, organic fertilizer diluted by half. After blooms have dropped, stop fertilizing for a month.

Propagation: Take stem segments in spring and place upright in moist perlite.

 
 
 
 
 
 Must be logged in to leave comments