Easter Cactus

Plant Care 

Easter Cactus Characteristics

An epiphyte, the Easter cactus gets most of its moisture in the air, rather than directly from the soil.

Watering Easter Cactus

Water when the top 1 to 2 inches of the soil feel dry to the touch.

Setting the Temperature  and Humidity

The average home is not humid enough for this plant, especially in the winter, so plant owners can increase humidity either by placing a humidifier in the area or by misting the plant every other day.

Safety Considerations

All members of the Schlumbergera genus, including the Easter cactus, are safe for humans. They are also nontoxic to cats, dogs and horses.

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