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Little quite this time of year so how about we show our christmas cactus in bloom.
Here’s my entry, inherited this one 35 yrs ago from grandma,
thing is it usually doesnt bloom till april and blooms in cycles.
This is first time in awhile that atleast half has bloomed for x-mas.



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CampD

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hardiness zone 4b

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MsDebbieP

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posted 12-29-2012 09:46 AM

that baby is huge!

mine is in “mid” flowering right now. I have been getting a bloom time in October or so… and it’s now starting buds again and then I’ll get another one in the spring. It loves it’s location I think.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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posted 12-30-2012 06:56 PM

Wonderful plant! I’ll have to check if I took pics this year. I know I did last year. Do they count? LOL

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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Iris43

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posted 12-30-2012 09:14 PM

From info on Dave’s Garden, your plant looks like a ‘real’ Christmas cactus…...it has softly rounded segments and pendulant hanging flowers. My plants are newer variety which not the ‘true’ Christmas cactus…but pretty nevertheless. And not nearly as big as yours.

This is a pink one

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And this yellow one is growing from a piece a friend gave to me a couple years ago.

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-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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CampD

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hardiness zone 4b

posted 12-31-2012 09:30 PM

Thats a nice one Iris, I can not tell how old this catus is but I’ve had for 35 yrs and to tell you the truth its back to how big it was when I got it. A few years after I got it I pulled a rookie mistake, left it outside a little to late into the fall and half of it got frosted. I now start to bring my plants in after labor day :)

Here’s one of my others that I rescued a piece off the floor of a grocery store. This one flowered early Oct this year.

And to be fair to Violets

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jroot

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posted 01-01-2013 04:19 PM

CampD, I had one just like your first shot which I planted when I was six from my parent’s plant. It was a magnificent specimen, which I kept in the gazebo at the old house. Unfortunately, when I listed the place one potential buyer came in with a child in his arms, and he allowed his child to grab at the plant and rip it to shreds. I have some of it left, but it does not do as well at my new home as it had previously. Many of the pieces I gave to a friend, and she planted them and they are doing really well for her.

Gorgeous flowers, Iris.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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drfixit

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posted 01-03-2013 03:03 AM

Bought this one for a couple of bucks a few months ago…. really suprised to see it bloom this year.

-- http://myfolia.com/gardener/Drfixit

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