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or with low-sodium content.
Root loss causes Christmas cactus
leaves to shrivel and eventually die. Plants that are overwatered or grown in poorly draining soil develop root loss. The best soil for a Christmas cactus
is a commercial cactus
potting soil, or one part vermiculite and two parts potting soil. Good drainage is vital to keeping the Christmas cactus
roots healthy and the leaves from shriveling.
Not Enough Water
Plants need watering when the soil is dry 1 inch deep in the container. Water the plant if when you stick your finger in the soil, it is dry. If the soil is damp, wait a few days and test the soil again. If the soil is allowed to dry out excessively between waterings, the soil becomes, hard and cracked. The soil pulls away from the container's sides. When you water the plant with hard and cracked soil, the water runs down the cracks or the sides of the container and doesn't provide water to the rest of the soil. Leaves start shriveling from lack of water.
A sunny location promotes Christmas cactus
blooming. If the plants are grown in a sunny location without some shade during the day, the leaves begin wilting or appear shriveled. Plants do well with six hours of direct sunlight a day and shade for the rest of the
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