Flowering cactus

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  1. Jack Sparrow

    Jack Sparrow Total Gardener

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    I bought this today. I have no idea what variety it is. How do I pot it on?. I only have multipurpose compost. Thanks.

    G.

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    • Selleri

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      It's a Christmas cactus , a delightful and easily flowering plant. It enjoys more watering and humidity than the usual cacti plants, and direct sunlight can scorch it.

      If you re-pot it now it will probably drop all the flowers so I'd suggest to leave it until it has flowered and rested, until about March- April. MPC with some grit should be just fine.

      It's also easy and fun to propagate in the spring, break off a young "leaf" and push into gritty compost and keep slightly moist. :)
       
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      • Jack Sparrow

        Jack Sparrow Total Gardener

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        @Selleri Thanks. I bought for a present. It'll stay how it is for now. I'll play about with it at a later date.

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