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Thread: Christmas in July

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    Senior Member Granny Quilter's Avatar
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    Talk about Christmas in July1 My Christmas cactus bloomed in July!
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    Is it supposed to do that???

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    I think usually they bloom around Oct. Nov and Dec. Some around Easter time. I know I put mine out in the spring. Whe the weather starts getting chilly for the fall, that's when they start budding. They bloom when I bring them inside. I think the cool weather puts them in the budding stage.

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    now thats cool.

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    I have a white...what the greenhouse called...Easter cactus. It blooms every Christmas and then about 3 or 4 months later.

    My Christmas cactus bloomed a few blooms for the first time last Christmas...since my hubby bought it for me at Christmas about 5 years ago. I had moved it to a different location in the house. A friend told me that when they moved back to PA from DE the HUGE one that she had...it took several years for it to bloom again.

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    I have a friend who has several in hanging baskets under a huge pecan tree. They bloom Christmas, Easter and July. These are 8-10 years old and huge. Mine is in a 12 inch pot, about 4 years old and blooms only Christmas and Easter. I love them in full bloom.

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    They're photosensitive. I cover mine with a large box from sunset to sunrise starting mid-October. I also attempt to keep the humidity higher by putting it on top of a rocks in a water-filled pan - it doesn't like wet feet.

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    I just hope mine blooms

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    There is a difference in the Christmas and Easter cactus. The blooms and the leaves are different. The Easter cactus has like scallop leaves and smooth. The Christmas cactus leaves has more like points on the sides of edges. And the blooms are different. But I don't know how to descibe those. I had the Easter one. But they are harder to take care of than the Christmas/Thanksgiving one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn
    Is it supposed to do that???
    It was a present for my 60th birthday, ( Dec. 97) and used to always bloom for my birthday. It has started blooming for Thanksgiving, but this was the first time in July. It has never been outside, and is huge, about 5 feet in diameter.
    Alicia

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    Quote Originally Posted by Granny Quilter
    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn
    Is it supposed to do that???
    It was a present for my 60th birthday, ( Dec. 97) and used to always bloom for my birthday. It has started blooming for Thanksgiving, but this was the first time in July. It has never been outside, and is huge, about 5 feet in diameter.
    Alicia
    Wow! That's a big one! I have two big ones. One was my grandmothers. They are setting out at my potting house. It won't be long until I have to debug them and bring them in. When I get ready to, they are usually loaded with blooms.

    I have a few small pots too. They need repotted together in a bigger pot.

    And then I have a few starts from cactus' at Lowe's. When they are cleaning the flowers up and stuff, there are always leaves of the cactus and violets. I ask for them. They always give them to me.

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    Lucky YOU! I hope it blooms again in December like mine used too :D:D:D
    I think the A/C or fan fools it :wink:

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