The Schlumbergera x Buckleyi plant, more commonly known as the Christmas cactus, is a popular potted plant that produces beautiful pink or purple flowers. Some people buy them during the festive season, expecting them to only last for the holidays, but with good all-round care, they can blossom over and over again – every year. Whether you’ll see your Christmas cactus flowering just in time for Santa’s arrival or not, depends on when you buy it. Look out for the following:
- Before October: Pick a Christmas cactus without buds or blooms
- After October: Get a cactus with visible buds
- December: Get a blooming Christmas cactus.