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Old 12-19-2007, 07:06 AM
 
Location: N.E. Fl.
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I really haven'y paid much attention to this cactus.And it has surprized me.I have had it about two years.First time flowering.Made my day.
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Old 12-19-2007, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Gainesville, VA
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Nice Christmas cactus. They will surprise you like that.
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Old 12-19-2007, 12:23 PM
 
Location: in the southwest
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Beautiful--and right on time!
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Old 12-19-2007, 02:47 PM
 
Location: NE Florida
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very pretty pelle
Mine are getting ready I hope to have some blooms by christmas

BTW if the plant is large these are one of the easiest to root the cuttings. I went from 2 to I think now I have 6 or 7 lol maybe 8
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Old 12-19-2007, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Loss Wages
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Default Cactus flowers

I have found that cactus some of the most beautiful flowers I've ever seen. I was amazed too.

Yep, that's sounds about right. The first year some plants flowers are dorminant. Is that a house plant??

Here's some cacti pictures my fellow employee and I have encountered:

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Old 12-19-2007, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Very pretty! I have a bright pink blooming now, a white that will bloom around New Year's and a peach right behind it.


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very pretty pelle
Mine are getting ready I hope to have some blooms by christmas

BTW if the plant is large these are one of the easiest to root the cuttings. I went from 2 to I think now I have 6 or 7 lol maybe 8
Karla, did you root them in water or soil? I have one I want to root. It was my mother's and is the only peach blossom I've seen.
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Old 12-19-2007, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Loss Wages
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What types of cactus do you have indoors that flower? I am interested in hearing what you all have in your homes.
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Old 12-19-2007, 05:20 PM
 
Location: N.E. Fl.
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That cactus was a indoor plant for the last 2 years.Until this last july.I bought a new patio set and I placed it on the table to get the afternoon sun.But with the cool days here lately I have brought it back indoors at night and put it outside in the morning.I read today about pinching off the ends to start some off spring.Looking forward for more in the coming years.
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Old 12-19-2007, 06:07 PM
 
Location: NE Florida
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Maine Writer I cut off a branch about 3 or 4" and just stick it in a good quality potting soil.
I just made to pots with about 12 cutting in each.
The darkness in the fall is what "forces" them to bud and bloom. I keep all but the 2 new pots out in the screenroom.
I will bring one or 2 pots inside once they start blooming

I have found mixing the different cuttings results in a very pretty look
Especially if they have staggered blooming times you can have blooms for a long time.
they also really like rain water so I move mine into the open when it rains

let me see if I have any pictures hang on
here is a pot of white mixed with fresia bulbs

here is a white and peach mix

peach and pink mix

close up of a white bloom
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Old 12-19-2007, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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If you want more detailed info on these various Holiday Cactus checK:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_cactus
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