You may have gotten one for Christmas or even maybe for Thanksgiving, and now you're not sure what to do. First, this is a tropical plant and not a true cactus .
Yearly Plant Care Schedule for a Christmas Cactus. Spring - Fertilize after flowering. Summer - Move outdoors to shady area. Maintain water and fertilizer. Fall - Move indoors before frost. Maintain drier soil. Winter - Put it in a location where it will get four to six hours of indirect sunlight. Keep soil moist.
The Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesi) is a favorite holiday season house plant, but one which needs careful attention to details if it is to live and flower .