There is a plant under this mysterious name, which blooms in winter, between November and January and is a beautiful potted flower. It is also known as: szlumberga, zygocactus, Christmas cactus. It may be white, salmon, creamy, purple and blood red, while the leaves are smooth or with serrated edges. Depending on the size of the specimen it may have 25 do 100 flowers.
This winter-loving plant came to our country from Brazil, for this reason, it requires special soil and care. It is best to grow it on a substrate, which is a humus substrate with the addition of soil and sand, this gives the plant a substitute for the natural environment, in which she grew up. In Brazil, it had its natural habitat among the tree limbs.
Because it is a plant that likes a cold place, in which it will be placed, it cannot be exposed to high temperature, if growers want buds to appear quickly, should put the clod in a cold room. This will help it bloom. During the flowering period, it requires no longer icy temperatures, and fluctuating in the limit 10 – 14 degrees Celsius, and insolation. However, it should not be light shining directly on the plant, but scattered, resembling this, that the lump of wood got during flowering between the trees. In order to keep the flowers for longer, it must not be poured with water while watering, nor allow the substrate to dry. It should be moderately hydrated.