Christmas cactus enjoys excellent longevity and can live for more than 100 years. Healthy, well-looked-after plants are often passed down from one generation to another as family heirlooms.
Unlike desert cactus species, the Christmas cactus is very sensitive to drought but doesn’t like being overwatered either.
Always water your Christmas cactus from the top. This will help flush out salt and mineral buildups in the soil, improve soil aeration, and ensure that the soil is evenly moist.
You can tell if your Christmas cactus is receiving too much water if the stems are turning yellow, starting to limp, and if they feel soft to the touch.