Christmas cactus

Christmas Cactus

Christmas Cactus

I’m from Ottawa Ontario. I have put my Christmas cactus out on my balcony for the summer facing south. The leaves on my cactus are turning red what is wrong?

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Too Much Sun
by: Jacki

These plants are epiphytes, meaning they originate high up in the canopy of jungle trees, where they enjoy bright light, frequent showers or mist, and no full sun. Give it more shade to keep it happy.

Ideally, if you can hang it up under the eaves or in a tree for the summer, that gives them the ideal conditions it needs to set buds for a good show of flowers in the winter.

More about Schlumbergera here.

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