Flowering Cactus (Schlumbergera Bridgesii) Review

Houseplant rating: ★★★★★
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Well hello there, my green-thumbed friends! Today, we're going to chat about a plant that's sure to add a splash of colour to your indoor garden: the Flowering Cactus, or as the botanical buffs like to call it, Schlumbergera Bridgesii. This eye-catching beauty is a must-have for any plant lover who wants to bring a touch of the exotic into their home.

Blooming Brilliant

Let's start with the obvious: the flowers. Oh, the flowers! The Schlumbergera Bridgesii puts on a spectacular show when it blooms, with vibrant, eye-catching flowers in shades of pink, red, orange, and white. It's like having a little bit of a tropical paradise right in your living room. And the best part? With the right care, this cactus can bloom multiple times throughout the year, giving you a near-constant display of colour.

Not Your Average Cactus

Now, I know what you might be thinking. A cactus? Don't those need a lot of sun and very little water? Well, my friends, the Schlumbergera Bridgesii is not your average cactus. In fact, it's native to the rainforests of Brazil, where it grows as an epiphyte (that's a fancy word for a plant that grows on other plants). This means it prefers a bit more moisture and a bit less direct sunlight than your typical desert cactus.

Easy Does It

But don't let that scare you off! The Flowering Cactus is actually quite easy to care for, as long as you keep a few things in mind. It likes bright, indirect light and prefers to be watered when the top inch of soil feels dry. It also appreciates a bit of extra humidity, so consider placing it on a pebble tray or misting it occasionally. And don't forget to fertilise it every few weeks during the growing season to keep those blooms coming!

A Trailing Beauty

One of the things I love most about the Schlumbergera Bridgesii is its trailing growth habit. As it grows, it develops these long, segmented stems that look stunning when allowed to cascade over the edge of a pot or hanging basket. It's like having a little bit of a jungle vine right in your home. Plus, it's easy to propagate from stem cuttings, so you can share the love with your friends and family.

Pet-Friendly and Traveller-Approved

As a proud cat mum to Frank and a dog mum to Tank, I'm always on the lookout for pet-friendly plants. And guess what? The Flowering Cactus is non-toxic to both cats and dogs! So, you can enjoy this beautiful plant without worrying about your furry friends getting into trouble. Plus, as someone who loves to travel (especially to the lush landscapes of Asia), I appreciate that the Schlumbergera Bridgesii is relatively low-maintenance and can tolerate a bit of neglect while I'm away.

A Holiday Favourite

One of the best things about the Flowering Cactus is that it's often associated with the holiday season. In fact, you might know it by its more common name: the Christmas Cactus! It's a popular gift plant during the festive season, thanks to its vibrant blooms and easy care requirements. But don't let that fool you – this plant is a joy to have around all year round.

In conclusion, the Flowering Cactus (Schlumbergera Bridgesii) is a plant that deserves a spot in every indoor garden. With its stunning blooms, easy-care nature, and pet-friendly status, it's a true gem in the houseplant world. And that's why I'm thrilled to award it our coveted "Houseplant Essential" badge! Trust me, once you add this beauty to your collection, you'll be smitten.
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