Thanksgiving Cactus Vs Christmas Cactus

Thanksgiving cactus and Christmas cactus are two extremely popular succulents that bloom in the holiday season. 

Though they hail from the tropical regions of Brazil, they have been adapted as houseplants to the US.  To our delight!

These two plants look very similar, but they are distinct variations from the same genus. 

Christmas cactus are more rare, while Thanksgiving cactus are commonly sold and even marketed as Christmas cactus!

Though these plants are similar, they have a few defining characteristics that help you determine what kind of plant you have. 

Bloom time, flower shape, and most importantly, the shape of the cactus leaf will tell you what kind of holiday cactus you have.

Regardless of what type of succulent you have, however, the care will be the same. 

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