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Zygocactus is a common name for Thanksgiving cactus (Schlumbergera truncata syn. Zygocactus truncata).
Thanksgiving cactus is winter-hardy in in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 10 to 12, but it's most often grown as a houseplant. The small, flat green stem segments are smooth, except for the toothed edges. There are no spines such as seen on many desert cactuses. The flower buds form at the tips of the topmost segments.
Reduce watering in late summer, irrigating the Thanksgiving cactus only when the top 1 inch of soil feels completely dry. Stop any fertilizer applications at this time.
Place the Thanksgiving cactus in an area that receives 13 hours of complete darkness each night and bright sun each day, beginning in mid-September for holiday bloom. Maintain cool night temperatures between 55 and 65 degrees Fahrenheit to force the cactus into flower bud production. Provide dark treatment for eight weeks before moving the cactus to a cool, sunny location.
Please note: The plant received may vary slightly in size and color (assorted colors are pink, white or red blooms).