Known as Schlumbergera truncata, the May flower is an easy plant to care for and blooms in late autumn and early winter. Its vibrant flowers bring joy to any environment.
To grow the May flower, it is important to choose a suitable place with the ideal climatic and soil conditions. As the Mayflower is native to Brazil, it adapts well to tropical and subtropical conditions.
The May flower prefers a warm and humid climate, with average temperatures between 20°C and 30°C. It can tolerate lower temperatures, but it cannot tolerate frost or temperatures below 10°C for a long time.
The soil must be well drained and rich in organic matter. It does not tolerate soggy or very acidic soils. It is recommended to mix the soil with coarse sand or perlite to improve drainage.
May flower prefers a well-lit place, but not in direct sunlight. It can be kept indoors as long as it gets enough light.
It does not need to be watered frequently, but when it is, it must be watered abundantly and let the soil dry completely before the next watering, avoid soaking.
It should be fertilized every two weeks during spring and summer, with a liquid fertilizer for cacti and succulents diluted by half, in autumn and winter, fertilization can be stopped
It doesn't need to be pruned, but if it gets too big, it can be cut back to the desired size. Use gloves and clean, sharp pruning shears With these tips, you can grow a beautiful Mayflower in your garden.