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Thread: A Big Show Off !

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    A Big Show Off !

    Many years ago as we were visiting my family I noticed a x-mas cactus sprawed on the floor all uprooted .My sister-in-law threw it at my bro-in-law during a fight.I gently repotted what I could save and brought home a small piece to root..Every year for some reason this cactus just continues to amaze me.Who says plants don't have feelings? Enjoy
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    Looks like you have a good green thumb. Very pretty

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    Yes, it is repaying you in the most beautiful way it can!

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    What a beauty. Looks like you've found the perfect location for your Christmas cactus. You must have a green thumb.

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    What a beautiful rescue! We had one that had to be left at a friend's home when we moved. This one looks like you've tended it well for quite a few years. Enjoy...their blooms after summer is done is just wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing.
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    Gorgeous. It bloom where it is loved! Mine is getting ready to bloom.
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    Yours is bigger but mine looks just like that and it is blooming now too. gorgeous.

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    wonderful great job

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    HI Mary O
    Beautiful plant
    Have a nice day and a safe one too!

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    Spectacular plant, it looks so healthy.

    I had several of these years ago and they always made a fabulous show. Had to sell all plants when we moved across the country.

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    I love Christmas cactus. Yours is gorgeous. I have a small one I rooted from a friends, still waiting for it to bloom.

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    Beautiful plant. I think you must have more than just a green thumb. I'll bet you have a whole green hand!! Mine is blooming right now too, but it only has two flowers.
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    that plant is thanking you yearly for saving it. what beautiful blooms you have on it.
    isn't it amazing what a little love will do to a plant?
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    That is one of the most beautiful Christmas cacti I have ever seen! My mom had one that was like that and every year it would just take off about Thanksgiving. Mine would look ready to bloom - then all the buds would drop off and the plant would be sad. So after a couple plants, I have given up and admire others'.

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    All things and people thrive in a loving environment!

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    That's so lovely!

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    You have a beautiful Christmas Cactus! Happy you rescued it! I have a small one I've had for 3 or 4 years and it blooms every year - is blooming now - but nowhere near as healthy looking as yours!

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    Beautiful things bloom in beautiful environments. Yours is exceptional!
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    Beautiful!

    It was probably very happy to move to a happy home!
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    Well, that looks like one happy plant. I had one for years, then life got in the way and it died. Might be time to get me another one. I love having blooming plants around me.
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    Beautiful Christmas cactus.

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    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.

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    Years ago I planted two tiny slips of Christmas Cacti. One like yours and one hot pink that does blossom at Christmas. They grew into huge plants and I had to get rid of them. I kept a slip of each. They are growing again and the peach colored one has one big bud almost ready to pop. Wondering if the other one will come through for Christmas. They are so pretty.

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    How beautiful .. Every year I try to grow them and alas I must have a black thumb with them .. Thanks for sharing
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    Right now my Christmas cactus is in the guest room, under a black trash bag. I think I may get it to bloom this year after all. I do not have a green thumb but I love this plant. I got it at a garage sale for less than 50 cents and it is pretty big. I wish I knew how to make it bloom without the trash bag.

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