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Schlumbergera 'Exotic Dancer'

Pink Christmas cactus

Eventual height & spread

Schlumbergera 'Exotic Dancer'

Pink Christmas cactus

  • available to order from spring
  • 13cm pot - 30cm tall
  • £12.99
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  • Standard £5.95
  • Position: bright but indirect light
  • Soil: specialist cacti and succulent compost
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: November to late January
  • Hardiness: tender (indoors only)
  • Current height: approximately 30cm (+ or - 10% including the pot)
  • Pot cover: choose a 14cm pot cover to give a good fit over the pot

    Bright rose-red outer petals, slightly reflexed with age, and centrered with a white throat, ‘Exotic Dancer’ bursts open its blooms from brilliant pink buds on its succulent, fleshy, green foliage. This Christmas cactus can often flower from November through to January making it an easy-to-grow, colourful table or windowsill companion for the darker months or festive period. This will be delivered in bud/flower.

    Please note that the pot in the photograph is not supplied with the plant (which is sent out in a simple nursery alternative), but we have a wide and wonderful range on our website to choose from.

  • Home care: Choose a bright spot out of direct sunlight and maintain a humid atmosphere by daily misting or standing Schlumbergera on a saucer of wettened gravel. The plant needs two resting periods so after it has flowered in late January reduce the watering and move to a cooler room with a temperature of approx 54-59°F (12-15°C). Water sparingly but don't let it dry out. From April to September, increase watering and feed with a liquid houseplant fertiliser, moving the plant to a warmer room with a temperature of around 64-68°F (18-20°C). The flower buds should start to form in mid-September, so reduce the temperature and watering as before for the 2nd resting period. Once the flower buds have developed you again increase the temperature and watering. This should ensure a lovely Christmas floral display. For healthy growth, it is best to repot every year at the end of March using a cactus potting compost or John Innes No 2 with added grit.

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