How does Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesii) trim?

Before the flowering of Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesii), we need to trim all the diseased branches, residual branches and weak branches.

Note: Christmas cactus, whose scientific name is schlumbergera bridgesii, is commonly known as thanksgiving cactus.

Christmas cactus (schlumbergra bridgesii) needs a topping at the seedling stage to control its growth height and promote the growth of lateral branches.

Before flowering, we need to trim all the diseased branches, residual branches and weak branches.

This can stimulate the differentiation of flower buds.

After the flower withers, we can trim the branches and make the branches at the top too short, so as to achieve visual beauty.

In its growth period, we should always pay attention to observation.

If there are dense branches, we need to trim them properly.

This can increase the ventilation and daylighting effect.

Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesii) pruning method

1. Pick the heart and hit the top

Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesii) is a plant with high ornamental ability.

So how does Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesii) trim it?

In the seedling stage, we need to carry out a topping to avoid the plant being too high.

In order not to affect its viewing ability, we need to pick the heart and top it in time, so as to promote the growth of the lateral branches of Christmas cactus (schlumbergra bridgesii).

2. Pre flowering pruning

In September every year, we need to trim once.

This can promote the differentiation of flower buds.

We need to cut off all the stumps, weak branches and diseased branches.

This can stimulate the differentiation and formation of flower buds.

After pruning, the branches begin to bud and blossom in October.

3. Post flower pruning

After the flowers fade, we also need to trim them once.

At this time, this can play the role of pruning and promoting branch growth.

And for the top stem node, we can trim it too short, while the bottom branch can be too long.

We trim in layers to achieve visual beauty.

In addition, the stem slices of a single node also need to be truncated.

4. Pruning during growth

During the growth stage of Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesii), we should also observe and prune from time to time.

If the branches are too dense, we need to trim them to achieve the effect of ventilation and daylighting.

After the branches absorb enough light, they will grow more vigorously.

If there are diseased branches, we also need to trim them in time to avoid the loss of nutrients.

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