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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

14440 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
14440 Posts

Posted - Nov 24 2020 :  7:09:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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

3519 Posts

Diana
Orofino ID
USA
3519 Posts

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



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

Farmgirl Sister #273
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suny58
True Blue Farmgirl

2714 Posts

Dianna
Jack Al.
USA
2714 Posts

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

Farmgirl #7103
FGOTM January 2018
Dianna
"Blessed are they that see beautiful things in humble places, where other people see nothing." Pissarro
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

5545 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
5545 Posts

Posted - Nov 25 2020 :  06:47:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.


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

4331 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
4331 Posts

Posted - Nov 25 2020 :  10:07:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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

6715 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6715 Posts

Posted - Nov 25 2020 :  11:46:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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

7635 Posts

Denise
NJ
USA
7635 Posts

Posted - Nov 25 2020 :  3:26:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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
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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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

14440 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
14440 Posts

Posted - Nov 25 2020 :  10:51:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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

4331 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
4331 Posts

Posted - Nov 27 2020 :  12:07:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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

7635 Posts

Denise
NJ
USA
7635 Posts

Posted - Nov 28 2020 :  08:33:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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
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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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

4991 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
4991 Posts

Posted - Nov 30 2020 :  12:12:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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!!

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

14440 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
14440 Posts

Posted - Nov 30 2020 :  6:39:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com


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

7313 Posts

Nini
Pennsylvania
USA
7313 Posts

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

Farmgirl Sister #1974

God gave us two hands... one to help ourselves, and one to help others!

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nndairy
True Blue Farmgirl

1783 Posts

Heather
Wapakoneta Ohio
USA
1783 Posts

Posted - Dec 04 2020 :  8:09:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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
Farmgirl Sister #4701
September 2014 Farmgirl of the Month


"The purpose of life is to enjoy every moment" - Yogi teabag
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

5545 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
5545 Posts

Posted - Dec 10 2020 :  09:43:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015 & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

14440 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
14440 Posts

Posted - Dec 10 2020 :  2:31:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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

13 Posts

Ruth
Cañon City CO
USA
13 Posts

Posted - Dec 10 2020 :  5:45:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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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