Christmas Cactus Plant. If the soil gets too dry, the flowers buds will drop, and the plant will wilt. The christmas cactus or schlumbergera (zygocactus) plant comes from the family of epiphytic forest cacti found in the tropical rainforests of brazil.
The christmas cactus is a very popular houseplant—and for good reason! The christmas cactus is an extremely vigorous plant and can quickly grow out of its pot. Common names for these cacti generally refer to their flowering season.