Christmas Cactus Plants
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Christmas cactus is droopy and not growing

Zone zone 9 Sarasota FL | [email protected] added on August 30, 2015 | Answered

I live in FL and the humidity is high as well as the temperature. I tried giving it more sun but that did not help. What can I do to perk up the plant and get it to start growing again? It is 10 years old.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on August 31, 2015

It likely is stressed from the heat. Christmas Cactus do better with temperatures in the 60 to 70 degree F range.
Find a partial shady location out of the heat if possible. Also a tray of pebbles with water can help with humidity and keeping the soil cooler.

Here is a link to refresh you on the care requirements.

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

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