Christmas Cactus and other Cacti
Now here's a gift that is right to the point....ouch. Sorry for that one!
Christmas Cactus are so named because they are a flower that blooms a tiny
red flower right around the Christmas season.
Cactus are easy to care for and thrive well in the cool and dry conditions
of your home during winter. Sure, your cactus plant can withstand long periods
of dry weather and the soil need not be very wet. But, your plant will need
water. The common belief is that cactus live in deserts filled with sand.
In reality cactus live in fringe areas. These plants appreciate a healthy
level of compost or humus in the soil.
There is a wide variety of cactus to choose from. By far the most common
is the Christmas Cactus.
Did you Know? Terrariums are enclosed indoor environments for tropical
and subtropical houseplants. What are they called for cactus and other desert
Give up? They are called Desertariums.