How to care for your Holiday Cactus

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Caring for your Holiday Cactus:

A beautiful holiday plant (Schlumbergera or Zygocactus), the Christmas cactus unsurprisingly blooms at Christmas & sometimes around Easter time.  At Christmas time, as if by magic, the buds open to a beautiful flower that will add color and warmth to any holiday season.  Give your cactus bright but indirect light.  Best in a north or east-facing window.  It should be away from drafts, heat vents or fireplaces.  Best in a normal house temperature range, about 65 to 75 degrees.  Provide humidity for your cactus.  This is a tropical cactus, not a desert cactus.  Feel soil with your fingers, if it feels dry, it's time to water.  The rule of thumb is less water is better than too much water.