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Thread: A Big Show Off !

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    Beautiful Christmas cactus!! How do you care for them? Mine just don't grow much.
    right now one has only 2 blooms and the other about 10. That's all I get every year.
    They are on the window sill in a west window. What can I do to help it grow? Hugs, Sharon
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    Wow--that is one great plant. Congrats.
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    That is really beautiful.
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    Beautiful Christmas Cactus. I just love them, but I never have much luck getting them to grow. DH has the green thumb at our house, he can even get poinsettias to keep growing and bloom again. I have problems with silk flowers lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyquiltlover1942 View Post
    My "true" Christmas cactus turns 53 years old this year. My Grandmother gave me a start off of hers the December before I got married in 62. It has survived 7 moves, two kids, 4 cats, 2 dogs, and keeps on blooming. She also taught me to quilt and made sure I had made and finished a quilt before I could marry. Needless to say, she is on my mind quite often.
    Please share a picture of your Cactus!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyquiltlover1942 View Post
    My "true" Christmas cactus turns 53 years old this year. My Grandmother gave me a start off of hers the December before I got married in 62. It has survived 7 moves, two kids, 4 cats, 2 dogs, and keeps on blooming. She also taught me to quilt and made sure I had made and finished a quilt before I could marry. Needless to say, she is on my mind quite often.
    Would love to see your cactus please share a picture.

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    How beautiful. Judging by the cactus and the other plants in the background, you must really have a green thumb.
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    Gerbie, I would love to "show off" my plant, but I have never been able to post a picture. I spent about 4 hours trying to load pictures in my album, only to find out there were none there. and by the way, I never keep mine in the dark. It is in the sunroom, and gets the street lights all night, plus another lamp that comes on at 5pm and goes off at 1 am.

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    absolutely beautiful...I love that plant...had one but it died... now that I see yours I'm tempted to get another one!

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    You did good! That plant LOVES you!!!

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    My pink, white and coral are all blooming now, but not as 'luscious' as yours. Enjoy...................

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    Beautiful....I use to have one that my ex-husband inherited from his great-great grandmother. We counted over 500 blooms on it. I don't know much about it now that I no longer have contact with him.

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    It looks gorgeous.

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    Oh I hope mine comes out like this!! U do have a green thumb,it's beautiful
    take plenty of pic of family & friends, keep tabs on loved ones but make time for yourself !

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    I have one I started last year from a single leaf we found on the floor at Costco. Picked up the leaf that had been walked on and kicked aside. Carried it home in a pocket and laid on the counter for a day before putting it in the cactus soil. It now has 3 new leaves and a bud on it. I am so excited about the bud. Hoping is will bloom by Christmas. I use Liquid Cactus fertilizer on it when I water it every to weeks. It also likes the west window it sets in.

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    Just goes to prove that the Spirit of Love lives in all living things. Your love lives on.

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    That is beautiful, Mary. It know it living in a happy place. I want a yellow one so bad, have looked for it for a couple of years and am still coming up with nothing. Seem like all I find are the pink ones which are lovely but I am greedy and want both. LOL
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