The False Christmas cactus is developed like a succulent plant. These plants grow covering the whole land at their disposal. The False Christmas cactus Is small in size; in spring, summer, autumn, winter it assumes a red colouring. These are evergreen plants, which means they keep their leaves year round.
Exposure False Christmas cactus
It is advisable to position this plant in a partially shady place, where it is exposed to direct sunlight only during the coolest hours of the day. These plants don't like cold weather, therefore in the Spring it is best to set them outside only when the temperatures are above 15įC.We can grow a large part of the succulent plants in a cold climate; some species can endure temperatures below 5įC, but only if the soil stays completely dry.
Watering False Christmas cactus
Water rarely, about once every 4-5 weeks with 1-2 glasses of water , keeping the soil dry for a few days before watering again; when wetting we suggest avoiding surpluses, however to wet the soil deep down. These plants are very resistant to droughts; letís avoid watering excessively; during the winter months we can avoid watering the plants located where thereís a cold climate.
Treatments False Christmas cactus
Generally during this time of year we suggest a pre-emptive treatment with wide range insecticide and with a systemic fungicide, to prevent the attack from part of the aphids and the development of fungus diseases, often favoured by a mild and damp climate.
Soil False Christmas cactus
Letís prefer soft and incoherent, with elevated drainage soils.
Notes False Christmas cactus
When wanted we can grow these plants in a vase. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.