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Schlumbergera Bridgesii

Flowering Cactus

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Happiest in direct sunlight
Low water requirements
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There's always a season for these wonderful flowering Cacti! Christmas Cactus and Easter Cactus as they are more commonly known, flower bountifully and are magically easy to keep. The flowers are typically rich, strong shades of pink, mauve or red, although sometimes can be found in whites and soft peaches. 

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Internal Pot Diameter 9 cm (Not In Flower)
Botanical Names Schlumbergera Bridgesii
Other Names Easter Cactus, Christmas Cactus, Flowering Cactus, Crab Cactus, Thanksgiving Cactus
Pet Friendly Pet friendly
Air Purifying Air purifying plant
Water Requirements Low water requirements
Light Requirements Happiest in direct sunlight

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Other Names For Flowering Cactus Houseplant

Schlumbergera Bridgesii, Easter Cactus, Christmas Cactus, Flowering Cactus, Crab Cactus, and Thanksgiving Cactus.

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Flowering Cactus Care Guide

Moisture levels are important to the flowering cactus. Keep the soil slightly moist without excess water being left to sit as this will lead to root rot. A mild, or partially diluted plant food will encourage more blooms. Whilst this cactus enjoys a fair humidity, these are resilient and forgiving house plants that cope well in a variety of atmospheric conditions.

Flowering Cactus Light & Water Requirements

I have Low water requirements and I am Happiest in direct sunlight.

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What is the Flowering Cactus Known For?

The Flowering Cactus, or Schlumbergera Bridgesii, is a captivating plant that brings both texture and colour to your space. This cactus is unlike your typical desert-dwelling variety; it's a jungle cactus that bursts into vibrant blooms, usually around holiday seasons, adding a touch of drama and beauty to your home.

What Is the History of the Flowering Cactus?

This eye-catching plant has a rich history that dates back to the 19th century when it was discovered in the mountain ranges of Brazil. Named after the 19th-century French cacti collector Frédéric Schlumberger, the plant has been a popular choice for indoor decoration, especially during Christmas, earning it the nickname "Christmas Cactus."

Where Does the Flowering Cactus Originate?

The Schlumbergera Bridgesii is native to the cloud forests in Brazil. Unlike most cacti that are accustomed to arid climates, this one thrives in more humid conditions. Its natural habitat is typically under the canopy of trees, which is why it prefers indirect light when kept as a houseplant.

How Do You Care for a Flowering Cactus?

Caring for a Schlumbergera Bridgesii involves mimicking its natural jungle habitat to some extent. This means keeping it in well-draining soil and providing it with high humidity. While it needs less water than your typical houseplant, it will still need more than desert cacti. It prefers bright, indirect light and temperatures ranging from 60 to 70°F for optimal growth and flowering.

Are Flowering Cactus Toxic to Pets?

Good news for pet owners—this flowering cactus is considered non-toxic to both cats and dogs. That said, it's always wise to place any plant in a spot where your pets can't easily nibble on them, as ingestion could still cause minor digestive upset.

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    John W.
    March, 2024
    Flowering Cactus ordered with other items

    Top quality, well packaged. Quickly delivered...

    Top quality, well packaged. Quickly delivered in full.

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    Jean K.
    February, 2024
    Flowering Cactus ordered with other items

    My lovely plants were fresh and...

    My lovely plants were fresh and well packed so arrived in excellent condition.I also appreciated receiving notification of arrival which was very helpful!

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    Jonny H.
    December, 2023
    Flowering Cactus ordered with other items

    very happy with the plants I...

    very happy with the plants I ordered, orchid and a few others, was a bit worried given the hot weather recently but they arrived in great condition and are flourishing. many thanks

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    Donna M.
    December, 2023
    Flowering Cactus ordered with other items

    Plants were well packaged and arrived...

    Plants were well packaged and arrived quickly even though it was a holiday time. Plants were in good condition on arrival.

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    Don R.
    November, 2023
    Flowering Cactus ordered with other items

    plants great but delivered to wrong...

    plants great but delivered to wrong address (not vendor's fault). Have had several orders from houseplant.co.uk and will certainly return

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    Yi Y.
    September, 2023
    Flowering Cactus ordered with other items

    Plants were packing in good condition

    Plants were packing in good condition, healthy and flowering.

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    Jeanette E.
    April, 2023
    Flowering Cactus ordered with other items

    Really good experience

    Really good experience, easy to order and nice quick delivery

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    Lisa O.
    April, 2023
    Flowering Cactus ordered with other items

    Excellent service once again

    Excellent service once again. The plants are so beautiful and very well packaged. Delivered promptly

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    Terri L.
    April, 2023
    Flowering Cactus ordered with other items

    Excellent plants. Delivery fast. Will purchase...

    Excellent plants. Delivery fast. Will purchase from you again Terri Leconte

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    Claire B.
    April, 2023
    Flowering Cactus ordered with other items

    5 Stars

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    Sandra P.
    March, 2023
    Flowering Cactus ordered with other items

    Have just had my second order,...

    Have just had my second order, just as the first one everything was packed so well, beautiful plants and very good prices, I’m already looking for my next order.

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    Nick H.
    February, 2023
    Flowering Cactus ordered with other items

    Excellent quality and very efficient delivery...

    Excellent quality and very efficient delivery

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    Satu D.
    February, 2023
    Flowering Cactus ordered with other items

    Another order arrived, all plants perfectly...

    Another order arrived, all plants perfectly packaged and healthy on arrival. As always very happy with my purchases. Love the detailed information given on the plants.

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    Maria P.
    February, 2023
    Flowering Cactus ordered with other items

    5 Stars

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    Kathleen W.
    February, 2023
    Flowering Cactus ordered with other items

    I've ordered plants online from various...

    I've ordered plants online from various suppliers over the years, but this has been the best experience. Only two, a begonia and a Christmas cactus, a small order, but packed with care and good sense. All materials recyclable of course. The plants were in excellent condition and the accompanying advice sheet was helpful and put together by someone who clearly loved their work!

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    Amelia M.
    January, 2023
    Flowering Cactus ordered with other items

    4 Stars

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    Alison A.
    January, 2023
    Flowering Cactus ordered

    Bought a Christmas Cactus from Houseplant...

    Bought a Christmas Cactus from Houseplant and have to say it arrived quickly and in perfect condition. Even the fragile buds stayed on, so very impressed. At the end of the day, you pay for what you get. One very happy customer and will definitely buy from this company again, in the knowledge that I will get a great quality plant.

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    Miss T.
    November, 2022
    Flowering Cactus ordered with other items

    Fabulous plants

    I ordered 4 plants, they arrived well packaged and in perfect condition. The plants were healthy and looked fabulous. I have and will continue to recommend yourselves to friends. I will definitely order from your vast selection of plants. I particularly like how you have categorised your plants making it more easy to choose what plant is best.

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    Trudy C.
    November, 2022
    Flowering Cactus ordered with other items

    The two plants I ordered are...

    The two plants I ordered are beautiful. When they arrived,very quickly I might add, I have never seen plants package with so much care. I think house plant really care about their plants and their service and I will certainly be ordering from them again.

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    Sue P.
    November, 2022
    Flowering Cactus ordered with other items

    Healthy well developed plants. Well packed...

    Healthy well developed plants. Well packed for travel, quick delivery once posted. Thank you

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    Kai K.
    September, 2022
    Flowering Cactus ordered with other items

    Rescue Me!

    I ordered 4x plants, 2 of which were 'Rescue Me', so I wasn't too sure how much rescuing they would need, but all plants arrived quickly, well packaged and in very healthy condition. Fantastic value overall and would definitely order again with no concerns.

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    September, 2022
    Flowering Cactus ordered with other items

    Excellent search function and a huge...

    Excellent search function and a huge choice of plants, payment very quick as well as extremely competitive prices and no fuss along with keeping you informed all the way about delivery. Plants I received were in perfect condition and beautiful!! Definitely recommend this company and I will be buying more in the future - keep it up fab company!!!

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    John W.
    September, 2022
    Flowering Cactus ordered with other items

    Super quality plants

    Super quality plants, well transported, helpful advice, can't find anything they can improve on.

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    Sarah K.
    September, 2022
    Flowering Cactus ordered with other items

    Absolutely thrilled with the speedy…

    Absolutely thrilled with the speedy service and excellent quality of the plants I have received. This is the first time I have used Houseplant.co.uk but I will again and thoroughly recommend them. I don’t usually write reviews for companies, so that shows how impressed I am!

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    David A.
    September, 2022
    Flowering Cactus ordered with other items

    First order and all plants delivered...

    First order and all plants delivered are perfect. Very well packaged to make sure they arrived intact.

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    Sylwia S.
    August, 2022
    Flowering Cactus ordered with other items

    Beautiful plants received with a speedy...

    Beautiful plants received with a speedy delivery. Thank you!

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    Hannah O.
    July, 2022
    Flowering Cactus ordered with other items

    5 Stars