I have had several kinds of Christmas Cactus.
In this particular pot I actually have 3 or 4 different kinds. This creates an active pot, as truly, not all Christmas Cactus bloom at Christmas. According to this Wikipedia article Schlumbergera (the scientific name) is known as Christmas or Thanksgiving Cactus. A similar plant known as Hatiora or Easter Cactus has similar leaves but has different flowers.
I believe all of the ones I have are "Christmas Cactus". I've known for many years that they actually come from the jungle and because of this requires more water than what we think of when we say "cactus" (the desert type cactus).
I do NOT put mine in a closet for 6 months to force them to bloom. I figure God created the plants and God will have them bloom when they are supposed to bloom. Some years they bloom better than other years. For this particular plant it looks as if it will be a GOOD YEAR!! :)
I hope I don't miss all those buds blooming while we're gone for Thanksgiving!!
This one I've had the longest and it is covered with blooms... although it is hard to see them in this picture. This plant produces a pink blossom.
Do you have house plants?
Do you have some that bloom in the winter?
Are you like me and prefer plants that you can ignore as opposed to those that need a lot of care?
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