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Home & Garden > Getting Ready for 2021!! :O)
 

Getting Ready for 2021!! :O)




One has to plan for the future and though I do it all year round I started last year by snapping a few clippings off the mother plant which I had for a couple of decades now. What was usually (and so-called when I bought it) referred to as a Christmas Cactus now seems to bloom all year round but especially at holidays.


And about 12 years ago Leap Year became officially a holiday for the plant as it started to have buds the first week of February and was in full bloom by February 29th!


The original plant only had pink blossoms but the past few years there have been white blooms mixed in with them!

I am adding 'instructions' as to how to propagate the cactus but I must admit I just snap them off, stick in the dirt in the pot and everything works out fine. Let's see how the twins do by November 2021!!


https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/christmas-cactus/how-to-propagate-and-plant-christmas-cactus.htm


posted on Nov 24, 2020 1:41 PM ()

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Your thumbs are so green that I think maybe I should give up getting any houseplants, they all die, and focus instead on raising cave-dwelling worms and phosphorescent lizards. My family once had a Christmas cactus, and it opened exactly one flower in the winter.
comment by drmaus on Nov 25, 2020 5:25 AM ()
That was a start!!! It is a cactus most people tend to overwater it--I water once a week!
reply by greatmartin on Nov 25, 2020 2:14 PM ()
comment by kevinshere on Nov 24, 2020 11:06 PM ()
reply by greatmartin on Nov 25, 2020 2:14 PM ()

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