OMG Asheville

Thanksgiving Cactus / Holiday Cactus Cutting

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Thanksgiving Cactus, Schlumbergera truncata or S. Buckleyi, is a striking plant renowned for its unique, segmented, and scalloped stems. Often called the 'Holiday Cactus,' it's an excellent choice as an indoor hanging plant. Originating from the tropical forests of Brazil, this cactus produces magnificent blooms ranging from red, white, pink, or purple, generally flowering around Thanksgiving.

SIZE: Available as unrooted 5-inch cuttings
COLOR: Tigerlily Coral Red Blooms

***Please note, the Thanksgiving Cactus is often mistaken for the True Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesii). While they share similarities, the key distinction lies in the shape of the leaves or stem segments. The Thanksgiving Cactus, Schlumbergera truncata or S. Buckleyi, has pointed, claw-like projections on its leaf margins. In contrast, the True Christmas Cactus has rounded, scalloped edges on its stems. This differentiation in the leaf or stem segments aids in distinguishing between the two cactus varieties, helping enthusiasts accurately identify these beloved holiday plants.

SUNLIGHT: Partial Sun / Shade
Winter hardiness of 50 °F
Zones 9-11

Cold Climate Considerations:
For those residing in colder climates with freezing temperatures, we recommend adding a "UniHeat 72-Hour Heat Pack" to your order. This ensures the safe journey of your plant, even in chilly weather. Visit our shop to include this option with your order at Checkout. If a heat pack is not included for colder climates, we cannot guarantee that the plant will arrive alive in below-freezing Winter weather.

WATER: Use well-draining soil and allow to dry between waterings. We recommend watering more frequently during the summer months and less during the winter months.


🌿 Propagation Tips for Plant Cuttings -

Dirt Propagation: Place the cuttings on top of dirt or stick the stems directly into the soil. Any roots that form can be gently planted into the dirt.

Water Propagation: Place the cutting root end down into a clear glass of filtered water, removing petals near the root end. Change out the water every 3-5 days with fresh water to avoid root decay. Plant once roots are well established.

🌱 New cuttings will need bright light but not direct sunlight. We recommend dipping the end of the stem into rooting hormone, as this helps many cuttings root more quickly.