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Should You Have a Christmas Cactus Instead of a Tree?

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Over the last few years, the Christmas cactus (schlumbergera bridgesii) has grown in popularity. The first thing you should know about this plant is that it is a misnomer. It is not actually a cactus, it is a succulent. The second thing you should know is that the plant you are lovingly fawning over is most likely a Thanksgiving cactus (schlumbergera truncata), which is often packaged and sold as its holiday cousin.

Whether you decide to replace your Christmas tree with a Christmas cactus or decide to use both as a part of your holiday traditions, we wish you a glorious day with family and friends.