Native to Brazil, flowers can last 7-8 weeks. Unlike other cactus, plants do not require dry soil. Keep watered when buds set and bloom. Holiday cacti bloom around the season for which they are named. Both Christmas and Thanksgiving cacti are in the genus Schlumbergera and are native to the tropical forests of Brazil.
Thanksgiving and Christmas cactus thrive in humidity. The ideal time to fertilize is between the months of April and September when the cactus is not blooming.