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christmas cactus

Posted by cymru_2026 OntarioCan. (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 23, 06 at 8:50

I have a christmas cactus about 30 years old. we live in an apartment & it is kept in subdued light. Several segments have turned yellow. iIt is kept slightly moist. I repottedit last week & all seemed well. Can anyone suggest possible causes of yellowing? The segments will eventually drop.

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RE: christmas cactus

  • Posted by fishies Ottawa z4a or 5 (My Page) on
    Sun, Apr 23, 06 at 9:53

It might be lack of light?
Also, while CCs can handle more watering than most other succulents, it does like to go dry between waterings - not bone dry, mind you, but keeping it continuously moist is not a good idea.

Have you cared for this plant for 30 years, or was it given to you? The reason I ask is that if it was given to you, another reason for the yellowing leaves could be the shock of moving.


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