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Home & Garden > Mother Nature Amazes Me!!!

Mother Nature Amazes Me!!!

Twenty years ago I took a 'twig' of about 4 inches from a 'Christmas' cactus at a neighbor's apartment and here it is 2023 in full bloom in 3 different colors. Okay, I added other 'twigs' but even though all were from 'Christmas' cactus the name is wrong!

This plant (I consider them all one plant) has blooms 10 out of 12 months starting in September for the Jewish holidays and every holiday until the week after the 4th of July weekend and then takes a 'break' for 7 weeks to get ready to stun me for ALL the coming holidays, including special blooms on February 29 every 4 years!

There are at least 15 'kids' made from THIS plant in 15 different homes around Facebook!

It is the easiest plant to grow--all I do is water it once a week, throw it a kiss and it GROWS AND BLOOMS!

I love my---now called--Holiday Cactus!

posted on Oct 29, 2023 8:31 PM ()


They are a beautiful flower but no scent!
comment by greatmartin on Oct 30, 2023 8:48 PM ()
I think about how 'Christmas' cactus used to be such a big deal to people that it bloomed and it was around Christmastime so they acted like it was some kind of a miracle that it was so smart, and then it sounds like different varieties came along that have longer blooming times, and finally people figured that out like you did, and it's not all about Christmas. But it is nice to have flowers in the middle of winter.

And this reminds me, I should have asked my sister-in-law for one of her mother's plants when she cleaned out the house. Maybe she has them at home, and it's not too late.
comment by traveltales on Oct 30, 2023 7:07 PM ()

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