so pretty! Made me remember I have a Christmas plant that I think I was supposed to do something with that my SS gave me last year...where did I hide it???
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Congrats on the beautiful Christmas Catus. My mom could always make her green plants bloom. I inherited the black thumb. LOL I wish I could show mom yours she would have Loved it. TFS and tooting your own horn. Pat
Pretty! Let me see if I have a photo of mine on this computer...BRB...
Yep. This is from 2009...the sun is hitting fairly low and washed out the color for the photo...
When it bloomed this year, I brought it to the office so that not only could I share the beauty but I can see it 8 or so hours a day instead of just a couple. DH did fuss a little but I did leave the white plant home...I bought it last year so it is not as magnificent as this...yet.
I leave mine outside on the screen porch. As soon as they set the buds and a couple of flowers open, I bring them inside.
They are So Gorgeous! What do you feed them? My Grandmother had a green thumb, and hers bloomed every year. They can easily be propagated from segments. If someone has a plant that's too leggy just trim it back and plant the clippings according to directions on the web. I went to buy some at 2 WalMarts last week, but all I found were a few very sorry looking poinsettias.
Oh my goodness - those are all just gorgeous - you should be extremely proud.
I have -0- plants in the house. I stopped trying when the air fern died Now I focus on perrenials that live outside - they do "ok" but not like they would if they had an owner without the black death thumb!
Posts: 6277 | Location: Great Midwest | Registered: Oct 29, 2006
Those are beautiful. I've had a couple over the years but they never did anything like those. Actually, my squirrles seem to have gotten a taste for them & chewed most of what little I had down to a nub. I want to try to grow more now that I've seen yours.
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Those are gorgeous. I had 5 different colors for years but do not have any now. I had a gold one and it was beautiful. They are a bit rare but my son found it and brought it to me. TFS. Brought back a lot of memories.
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I am impressed...I have 3...Granny is & huge approx 80 years old and has birthed too many new ones to count,she is Fuscia and has a lot of buds but they will open for X-mas...The other two are Frankie & Marie named after my late sisters..Maria was white but Granny's influence was stronger she is now Fuscia....I miss the white.She is blooming,started Thanksgiving...Frankie has a nice selection of blooms and is Fuscia also...she will bloom Christmas to Valentine probably....but mine have never looked as good as yours... I do love the Christmas Cactus.
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Posts: 9609 | Location: Michigan,up North,the west side of Perfect | Registered: Sep 14, 2004
I have 3 big ones which all bloomed a couple weeks ago and they usually will bloom again aroudn Easter. One of them is half pink/half white as I took clippings and planted them together. I too would like to know what you are feeding yours.
"She said she usually cried at least one each day, not because she was sad, but because the world was so beautiful & life was so short"
I am always leery about bringing mine inside, afraid that it would too much of a temp. change and the blooms will fall off, so far it has not happened this year, mine is just blooming away on my back porch. Don't have a photo.
I have to bring mine inside because sooner or later the temps will drop to freezing or lower...which is about the time that I brought them in this year.
The main part of mine that is so long and drapey was given to me by a friend's DM. It had broken off and she sent it home with me. I found the same color at Lowe's, but it has a touch of white too. And as pieces broke off, I rooted and placed in the same pot. I've had the "old" part over 10 years now.
Gorgeous! Mine is about 12 years old and still in a 4" pot. Doesn't grow, doesn't bloom, tho I feed it and change the pot and dirt every couple of years. And I didn't know I could put it outside, which I'll do this spring.
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Posts: 2266 | Location: Louisiana | Registered: May 15, 2003
Those are gorgeous! Think everyone deserves bragging rights!
Have had them in the past but was down to no inside plants anymore. Have a little pot that I got years ago at a baby shower that sits on the windowsill in the kitchen. bought a 4" Christmas Cactus to put in it. First bud was just opening up so now it is in full bloom... Chris
Posts: 5610 | Location: Tampa Bay | Registered: Jan 10, 2003
Mary, I see yours have the spikey green branches like mine. Mine is also in overdrive with red blossoms this year. It likes a dark corner of the living room so daylight and a long evening nap and a tiny bit pot-bound. The ones that have rounded green branches bloom at a different time of the year. I would love to see a gold one.
Posts: 2924 | Location: New England, U.S.A. | Registered: May 21, 2004
Glad you like my plants and yours is great KYISs. I really like that holder that lets the leaves droop down so nice.
Here is some info on the plants. I put them out in the spring. I have an enclosed porch that I put them on first - probably sometime in April. Then they go outside in some planter boxes I have next to a front bedroom window where they have some protection from the weather. I bring them back on the porch in October where they stay till I bring them in the house in December after they bud but not in full bloom. Someone told me they should not have any artificial light. So my plants don't have artificial lites till I bring them in for my Chr*stmas blooms. But when I bring them on the porch from outside, I put some granuales of systemic insecticide in all the plants that I have outside. Poke holes in the soil and water it in good. Stinks like crazy and after I do this I bring them on the porch in about 4 - 5 days, because I want no bugs in the plants.
Also I don't overwater these at all (maybe every 1 1/2 weeks) and I always thought that the plants can tolerate cold at nite. And I use clay pots. I fertilize in the Spring after I put them on the porch, usually with some miracle grow or whatever I have. I probably don't fertilize as much as the instructions say, just when I remember that I think it needs done. When I bring them on the porch in October, you can see how many blooms you will have. I am going to repot these in the spring and I will add soil for succulents. The cactus on the right side I am going to put in a clay pot since it isn't growing as well as the others.
So no secrets really. The most work is when I put in the systemic insecticide in the fall.
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Posts: 3776 | Location: On the north coast | Registered: Sep 30, 2005
Beautiful plants. I also like the plant stand that lets the flowers hand down. Guess I will go shopping. I have 3 but they are almost finished blooming and I didn't take a picture. Have a great Christmas