On Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at 7:20:31 PM UTC-5,
Post by jmcquown
It's that time of year! Sometimes these things get a little confused
and bloom late, or early, but they started almost on-point this year.
I'm pretty sure that they are Thanksgiving cacti, not the Christmas
variety. I'm not entirely sure, I've had them for years. They are very
easy to root also. Even with the sheers closed, my plants get great
light in the dining room window here. The bay window faces south, but
the side windows catch some morning and evening light also.
I have no idea what they are but they are pretty.
Thank you! They came from my grandmother years ago, as did the few
other plants that I have left, most seen in the picture. A few cacti
are hidden, I think on the windowsill behind the sheers.
A very common house plant. Some varieties are called "Christmas cactus".
With all due respect to Michael, here are some pictures that aren't
Yes, I saw that the picture didn't come out well, but I didn't feel like
moving them or waiting until the evening.
I have one. It's been blooming on and off for a couple of years. I
my husband treats it better than I did when I was in charge of it.
A ha! Thanks for the link. I think that I inadvertently kick-started
the blooming this year. Per your article, to make them bloom
(simulating some kind of winter in their natural environment); amongst
other things, "Decrease the Temperature". It got quite chilly in here,
down to the high 50's, until I finally gave in and turned the heat on
not long ago. I think the temperature is what did it.
We have had a Christmas cactus for years. Lucky for us it thrives on
neglect. Every year it flowers beautifully right around Christmas.