Christmas Cactus Plants

Do I Water the Cactus From the Top or Sit the Pot in Stone Dish With Water

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

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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.

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