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How to get holiday blooms on your cactus


Cold temperatures have ended the growing season for outdoor plants, but holiday cacti are waiting in the wings. On this episode, Aaron Steil and Cindy Haynes join Charity Nebbe to share tips for ensuring your holiday cactus gets its moment in the spotlight.


  • Aaron Steil, ISU Extension consumer horticulture specialist
  • Cindy Haynes, professor of horticulture at Iowa State University
Garden Variety Horticulture
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Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Katherine Perkins is IPR's Program Director for News and Talk
Aaron Steil is a Consumer Horticulture Specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach. Aaron contributes his expertise to the Garden Variety podcast and newsletter and to Talk of Iowa's Horticulture Day program.