Plant Care After Repotting  . . . 
Christmas Cactus

christmas cactus

Christmas cactus thrive in our hydroponic system! They're much stronger and more durable than growing in soil.

It might take a couple of weeks for your plant to adapt to it's new home however.

Being stingy with the water for the first couple of weeks is the key to successful transplanting. 

Watering the First 3-4 Weeks

Using the water gauge as a handle, lift plant from outer pot and take to sink. Pour KLN Rooting Solution through the pebbles (1 TBLS KLN per quart of water - clear water will work too). Return plant to outer pot with no standing water at the base.

Repeat 1-2 times a week.

Moving to a Wet/Dry Cycle

After 3-4 weeks gradually move to a more definite wet/dry cycle similar to what the plant would experience in its natural growing environment. 

Pour KLN Rooting Solution (or clear water) over pebbles until the little red indicator in the water gauge moves - then stop!

Wait until system is completely dry before rewatering. Use water gauge as a handle to lift inner pot to check for dryness at the bottom of the outer pot.

Rewater when bottom of pot is dry.

After a couple of weeks, increase the water to 1/4 on gauge. Rewater when bottom of grow pot is dry. Plant should use up all its water in 2 weeks or less.

If your plant has not used up all its water in 2 weeks, dump out any water left over in pot and force a dry period of several days before rewatering to 1/4 on gauge.

Gradually increase water to 1/2 on gauge when your plant starts using up all the water in 2 weeks.

For best results I use KLN Rooting Solution in the water for the first 3-4 weeks - then I switch to Dyna-Gro 7-9-5 Grow formula.