Buy a Christmas Cactus with 2′-3′ feet length. Its proper scientific name is Schlumbergera Buckleyi, it is sometimes also labelled as Schlumbergera Bridgesii.
Popular as an indoor houseplant, it blooms around winter. It has tubular, vibrant pink flowers. The plant is easy to care for but unlike other cactus require humid environment. It is therefore important to water them more regularly compared to other cacti.
It is sometimes confused with Thanksgiving Cactus (Schlumbergera Truncata) or Easter Cactus Schlumbergera gaertneri, which are different species of Schlumbergera.
- Christmas Cactus has leaves with rounded smooth teeth and anthers that are purplish-brown.
- Thanksgiving Cactus has leaves with pointed teeth & hairs, and anthers that are yellow.
- Easter Cactus has bristles on the leaf segments; the blooms are star shaped.