What's your question? Ask

Christmas Cactus Plants

Q.Do I water the cactus from the top or sit the pot in stone dish with water

Zone Baltimore md.21224 | Queenofcurley1 added on March 6, 2018 | Answered

My Christmas cactus is very limp and I guess it needs water. Do I water it from the top or sit it in a stone covered bottom pot? I really like this plant it blooms beautiful red blooms. I just don’t know how to water it. Thank you Rita

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on March 8, 2018

Wilting is most often caused by having it temperatures under 50 degrees F. They need the same soil as orchids to do their best, so if you have transplanted it then it could be in the wrong soil type. If not, then it should still be in an orchid mix. They will need fertilization a few times per year with an orchid fertilizer as well.

You should keep the medium moist, but not wet or dry. They do not like to be dry, and they do not like to be saturated in water.

This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/christmas-cactus/advice-for-christmas-cactus-care.htm

Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.

Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Christmas Cactus Plants
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert