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    A little beauty

    Not only is Walmart rushing the season, but so is my Christmas cactus LOL

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    Oh how pretty!!! Wow, that's early for sure!
    I have one that was my husband's grandmother's. It's really old and doing great but no flowers yet.

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    Aww, so pretty. I gave mine to my hair dresser when i moved.

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    ​Lovely bloom!

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    Wow, that is early!!! Mine is not setting any buds yet....

    oh wait, I found a very, very small bud......
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    I've started stopped calling mine a "Christmas" cactus because over the years it has changed to blooming whenever it likes although it frequently blooms near a holiday such as Christmas, Easter or Thanksgiving. I especially like when it blooms after Christmas during the winter months as it gives such a lovely display of color in the dull months.
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    Just beautiful Nan!


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    Beautiful & that's my favorite Christmas cactus color!

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    Oh, that is a beautiful flower. I love it. Feed it and take care of it.ha,ha.

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    So so beautiful!
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    Very beautiful color. I have three different colors.

    Mine likes to bloom whenever they feel like it. Just started feeding them.
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    My Christmas cacti bloomed in June this past year! I have 4 of them. Usually they make it by March or April. Your is a Hallowe'en treat! Beautiful!

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    Mine has buds growing bigger every day. Yours is beautiful!

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    I had to give mine away after my new cat started to leave teeth marks on the leaves. Now, which one has to go.........the cat or the cactus??

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    mine is also blooming now. then it usually blooms again after thanksgiving

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    Mine does the same. Usually starts about Sept or Oct. This year hasn't started yet so will see what Christmas brings. Love those pretty blooms.

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    I've started stopped calling mine a "Christmas" cactus because over the years it has changed to blooming whenever it likes although it frequently blooms near a holiday such as Christmas, Easter or Thanksgiving. I especially like when it blooms after Christmas during the winter months as it gives such a lovely display of color in the dull months.
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    I have three, pink, red and yellow. They spend the summer on the porch and reward me by blooming profusely from now until well after Thanksgiving. They brighten my days.

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    I have two that has bloomed too. One that color and a white one. Just 1 measly bloom each but they are so beautiful!
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    I have 6 Christmas cactus and 4 of them are either full of buds or blooming. So this year I guess I will call it a Halloween cactus. Like selm I no longer call them Christmas as they just seem to bloom when ever they feel like. I have moved them all to a room that stays a little cooler and they seem to like it a lot.
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    Beautiful! Thanks for showing it to us.
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    Actually, that is a Thanksgiving cactus and it is right on schedule. There are three similar cacti -- Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter. There blooming cycles are based on daylight hours. Each is different in appearance, and the flowers also vary in appearance.
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    I have one that is blooming also. It has about 30 blooms and lots more about to pop open. I have two others that have not started to bloom. They are about 75 years old and had belonged to my husband's mother. I remember her breaking off a chunk and give to about anyone who came into her house.

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    I love blooming cactuses. yours is so pretty. thanks for sharing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandra in Minnesota View Post
    I had to give mine away after my new cat started to leave teeth marks on the leaves. Now, which one has to go.........the cat or the cactus??
    Haha! Well you know I won't vote for the cat to go
    That's the only plant my cats aren't interested in. Lucky me.........

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    I have 2, a white and a dark pink, both blooming right now. They are on the floor beside a low window under the eaves. I was surprised to see a honey-like nectar had dropped from the white flowers onto the floor.

    I don't do anything special to them, or to my amaryllis, and they just bloom whenever they want.

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