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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

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Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
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Posted - Nov 24 2020 :  7:09:40 PM  Show Profile
Many. many moons ago, I had a lovely Christmas cactus plant that was a 'start' from a dear sweet neighbor... after moving to Washington, then back to Calif., I could no longer drag the plant along with me,, so before moving back to Washington, I bequeathed it to a plant loving friend.. she also got all my Violets...

Well,, I for what ever reason never replaced that cactus plant, and honestly hadn't seen any.. then the other day I had to dash into Wal-mart for some red cotton fabric (to finish up a gift)... and as I entered the store,, there was a rack with about 2 dozen, somewhat sad looking Christmas cactus' ,,, so I found one that I liked and now it is home with me.. and today, it looks a bit perkier...
I can hardly wait for the buds to pop open
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gramadinah
True Blue Farmgirl

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Diana
Orofino ID
USA
3545 Posts

Posted - Nov 25 2020 :  06:13:29 AM  Show Profile



This is a few of mine, they are so nice to have color at this time of year. the one on the far right is over 100 years old. it was my Pastors Grandmothers he is 85.

Diana

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suny58
True Blue Farmgirl

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Dianna
Jack Al.
USA
3724 Posts

Posted - Nov 25 2020 :  06:28:43 AM  Show Profile
They are beauties Grace!! I have several beginning to bloom as well, starters from my mother years ago! I love them!

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Dianna
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
USA
6056 Posts

Posted - Nov 25 2020 :  06:47:01 AM  Show Profile
Diana, yours are beautiful. I didn't know they could live that long. What a treasure.

Grace, I'm glad you found one and with your TLC it'll do just fine.

I have a white one given to me last Christmas by my nephew's church where he is the pastor. It's in full bloom now. I didn't expect it to make it because it was from a florist and I usually don't have much luck with one of their plants living.


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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

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Krista
Utah
USA
5286 Posts

Posted - Nov 25 2020 :  10:07:06 AM  Show Profile
Diana, that is amazing! That plant is very precious. And they are beautiful.

Do Christmas Cactus only bloom this time of year? I’m intrigued by them! Are their any small ones or are they all large?

Krista
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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

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PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6740 Posts

Posted - Nov 25 2020 :  11:46:50 AM  Show Profile
Diana...those are just breath-takingly Beautiful!!! I was not aware that they lived that long either! I have seen
some that were 25-30 years old but not 100 yrs old. I hope you are going to Will those to someone! It
would be amazing to see just how long they lived.

Love, Hugs and Happy Thanksgiving,
Peggy



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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

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Denise
Beavercreek Ohio
USA
8405 Posts

Posted - Nov 25 2020 :  3:26:38 PM  Show Profile
Waiting not so patiently for mine to bloom. It has buds on it. It's weird as I've had it bloom at thanksgiving, Christmas and Valentine's and st. Patrick's day. One right after another same plant. The buds would all fall off and more would come on.

~Denise
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

15793 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
15793 Posts

Posted - Nov 25 2020 :  10:51:42 PM  Show Profile
OMG! Diana... they are Awesome!
and yes,, they bring a much needed hug of color in the dark and cold of Winter...

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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

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Krista
Utah
USA
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Posted - Nov 27 2020 :  12:07:11 PM  Show Profile
I was at my mother in laws yesterday and seen one of these Christmas Cactus. I had no idea she had one since its in one of the bedrooms. Its already blooming a beautiful red! She told me that I could take some starts off of it. I'm going to do some research and take some starts. You ladies have inspired me!

Krista
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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

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Denise
Beavercreek Ohio
USA
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Posted - Nov 28 2020 :  08:33:38 AM  Show Profile
Diana,
Do you keep your's in that spot year round? I'm trying to figure out where I should have this plant in order for it to do well. Mine has leaves like it is a Thanksgiving cactus but the buds are just coming on so I'm not sure when it will bloom. I never knew different leaves meant what time of year it would bloom.

~Denise
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"I am a bookaholic and I have no desire to be cured."

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

5729 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
5729 Posts

Posted - Nov 30 2020 :  12:12:57 PM  Show Profile
Christmas cactus are just beautiful with all the different colors now. I had a beautiful dark pink one for years that grew huge and bloomed every Christmas season. Then one year, the stem just split and the plant died. I couldn't get the broken pieces to root either. Since then, I haven't had one, but I saw them in the grocery store last week, so I might try my luck again with growing one. They are striking when they get big and blooms are everywhere!!

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

15793 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
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Posted - Nov 30 2020 :  6:39:50 PM  Show Profile
RTG.. yep,, join us as we nurture our lil or like Diana,, big Christmas cactus plants..
I just luv the profusion of color..


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Edited by - katmom on Dec 01 2020 9:30:12 PM
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Ninibini
True Blue Farmgirl

7577 Posts

Nini
Pennsylvania
USA
7577 Posts

Posted - Dec 02 2020 :  8:12:08 PM  Show Profile
Oh my! Those ARE breathtakingly beautiful! What a treasure! Thank you for allowing us to enjoy them with you, Diana! Hugs and love - Nini

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nndairy
True Blue Farmgirl

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Heather
Wapakoneta Ohio
USA
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Posted - Dec 04 2020 :  8:09:37 PM  Show Profile
My mother in law just bought a little one. I didn't think about getting a start from it - I'll have to look into how to do it. Who knows - maybe 100 years from now it'll still be blooming LOL!! That really is amazing Diana!!!

~Heather
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6056 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6056 Posts

Posted - Dec 10 2020 :  09:43:29 AM  Show Profile
I received a red Christmas cactus from my nephew's church today. It's beautiful. My hope is it does as well as the white one they gave me last year.

Sara - FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

15793 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
15793 Posts

Posted - Dec 10 2020 :  2:31:29 PM  Show Profile
Sara, now all you need is a pink one,, and you will have a fabulous explosion of Holiday Cheer!


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amomoffour
Farmgirl in Training

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Ruth
Cañon City CO
USA
30 Posts

Posted - Dec 10 2020 :  5:45:18 PM  Show Profile
I recently purchased a small white Christmas cactus at our local garden center. It's the smallest Christmas cactus that I've seen. It's super cute. I really am excited to watch it grow as the years go by.

Blessings to you all!!

Ruth Farmer
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6056 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6056 Posts

Posted - Nov 18 2021 :  05:27:37 AM  Show Profile
It's been almost a year since we talked about our Christmas cactus. I have two - one red - the other white - and they are more of a Thanksgiving cactus. Buds started appearing a couple of days ago on both. They have been outside on the deck in shade since last spring; only getting water when it rained. Temps will dip down into the 30s tonight so I brought them in. It will be good to see them in full bloom again.

Hugs, Sara
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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

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Denise
Beavercreek Ohio
USA
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Posted - Nov 18 2021 :  07:32:43 AM  Show Profile
Oh I wish mine would bloom again. I repotted it into a bigger container but it has only had two blooms on it since then and that was last year or the year before, I can't remember. It blooms at odd times too. Not sure why it isn't blooming anymore.

~Denise
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"I am a bookaholic and I have no desire to be cured."

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

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Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
5729 Posts

Posted - Nov 18 2021 :  3:47:57 PM  Show Profile
I once had a beautiful Christmas Cactus that grew into such a huge plant that the stem split. I took pieces and made them into new baby plants but none of them ever really did anything. They usually do well down here in Florida so I should really try to get a plant going again. They are gorgeous when the plant gets big and fills up with blooms.



Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

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Krista
Utah
USA
5286 Posts

Posted - Nov 19 2021 :  2:25:51 PM  Show Profile
I forgot all about this and I’m sad because I never got one. I’ll have to get with my mother in law again and see if she is still willing to share. They are so pretty.

Krista
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VegiChik
True Blue Farmgirl

58 Posts

Sharon L
Gaylord MI
USA
58 Posts

Posted - Nov 28 2021 :  11:13:24 AM  Show Profile
I know all plants bloom when God has programmed them to do so, but there is still something magical to me about how a Christmas cactus knows “ Christmas is coming”!!!
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Dreamer42
True Blue Farmgirl

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April
Central Oregon
USA
2134 Posts

Posted - Jan 03 2022 :  2:11:17 PM  Show Profile
Beautiful, Grace! I have a youngin' that was a start off a Christmas cactus of my mothers plant. She's had this plant for nearly 20 years, the stem of the plant resembled a tree trunk, as she has cut it back so many times and it would come back bigger and better each year. Sadly, she lost this plant about a year ago... so, I'm looking forward to my youngin' growing just the same!

Dreamer42
Farmgirl Sister #7038
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isewbernina
True Blue Farmgirl

223 Posts

Kathy
Salina KS
USA
223 Posts

Posted - Jan 16 2022 :  2:06:11 PM  Show Profile
I saw Graces photos last summer and thought I would like to have a Christmas Cactus also. I checked the local nursey's and no one had a plant. Not too long and QVC had them so I ordered one and like all other house plants that I bring home... I killed it deader that a door nail! I don't know why or how houseplants do not thrive for me other than philidandrand. I have tried many different kinds and they don't survive.
Kathy

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
USA
6056 Posts

Posted - Jan 16 2022 :  3:17:53 PM  Show Profile
Kathy, I'm so your Christmas cactus didn't make it.

After my red Christmas cactus bloomed at Thanksgiving I put it in the bathtub in hall bathroom to give it a rest. This week it starting blooming again so I watered it for the first time since Nov and put it in the living room's west facing window. It looks out onto the side porch so it only gets late afternoon sun as the sun sets. So far this blooming is not as showy as at Thanksgiving but it's still pretty.

Hugs, Sara "FarmGirl Sister" #6034 Aug 2014
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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

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Denise
Beavercreek Ohio
USA
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Posted - Jan 17 2022 :  04:30:01 AM  Show Profile
Do you keep yours in a sunny spot Sara?
We don't have much sun here right now but I do water it when then top inch or so starts to feel dry. I also feed it and then I get new growth but no blooms.

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"I am a bookaholic and I have no desire to be cured."

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

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