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Home & Garden > Holiday Cactus on Schedule!

Holiday Cactus on Schedule!

The 'mother' plant was all abloom for Hanukkah and now it is all bare except for a few buds meaning it is getting ready for Christmas--never misses a holiday!

In the upper right is a branch I had cut off 2 years ago and it has been blooming all year! On the lower left the photograph is of new 'new' plants I started in September and it is now showing buds for Santa!

In the bottom right are the buds starting to come in getting ready to be in bloom by the 20th.

What was originally a "Christmas Cactus" has now become an all-holiday plant including every 4 years it blooms on February 29th!

Mother Nature always amazes me!!

posted on Dec 14, 2020 2:41 PM ()


This so very much reminds me of my mother-in-law carrying on about her dang Christmas cactus. Apparently there are different varieties that bloom different times of the year, for example there is an Easter Cactus, but they all get sold as Christmas Cactus, so then the owners just can't get over when they bloom or don't bloom. If I ever get one and join that particular club, I'll probably be just the same.
comment by traveltales on Dec 15, 2020 6:30 PM ()
But have you ever seen a Leap Year Cactus?!?!?!?
reply by greatmartin on Dec 15, 2020 8:02 PM ()
I was at the vet's office yesterday with Missy and the one they have on the counter is big and blooming. Mine, on the other hand, has no clue about the season. Maybe it will bloom for my birthday.
In March.
comment by jjoohhnn on Dec 15, 2020 10:13 AM ()
Mine doesn't stop blooming!!
reply by greatmartin on Dec 15, 2020 10:19 AM ()

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