Zigokaktus is an epiphytic plant with a weak root system, so do not need to get around its roots was a lot of ground. It is important that it was the loose organic peat soil with addition of sand.As for violets, pot size for Schlumbergera is essential. The young plant needs annual transplant into a new container, larger than the previous 1-2 cm in diameter. Make sure that the roots were not damaged. In the case of transplantation into a bowl that is too large the flower will be to increase the green mass, strengthen the roots, but it will not remain forces on the formation of buds.To create a kidney this amazing plant in the room is needed a certain temperature. So, when the temperature is above 23 degrees the buds are not formed at all. Bookmark buds occurs early in the fall during the month. During this period, it is necessary from 20 to 17 degrees Celsius.Decembrist loves bright, spacious and humid place, it is best to keep it on the window sill but not in direct sunlight. So in the kitchen to put it is not recommended. And in December, under the short photoperiod arise unique conditions for its flowering.If the heat indoors in winter will be low, within 15-11 degrees, then you can expect a rich educational flowers regardless of photoperiod. That is why the Decembrist sometimes re-bloom in February-March.Root feeding to disease prevention should be carried out 1 time per month in the rest period. Summer flower abundantly watered, preferably in the pallet to avoid excess moisture and the root system is not rotten.As with any plant, zigokaktus to be cleaned from dust and dirt, wash under a gentle stream of cool water once a month, except during the formation of buds. To flower room dropped buds, it cannot be rotated with respect to the light, to move from place to place. It is more practical to place a label on the pot and always put it relatively light on the same spot after watering, spraying or bathing under the shower. In the autumn reduce watering zigokaktus and mimic "desert drought". At low temperatures and sparse watering again is the emergence of buds for future blooms. This rest period is necessary to ensure the plant's complete physical rest. He does not like his move and hurt. With the advent of the first buds of the flower should be watered more frequently, but in any case not fill. If the flower bloomed, but not too richly, you should immediately clean it from the withered shoots to stimulate abundant flowering. In their place, quickly formed the young green shoots. This procedure updates the plant and promotes the formation of buds. By following these simple conditions, Schlumbergera can delight abundant and beautiful bloom for more than twenty years.