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Christmas Cactus

Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera)

This came out just in time for Christmas. It belonged to my mother-in-law and must be about 25 years old. It is situated in my conservatory and seems to love all the light there. Thanks to all of you who helped me out with the correct name for this.

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oh wow that is stunning

17 Jan, 2009


it's a Schlumberga - well, that's the name we all used to be allowed to use! I believe they are known as Epiphyllums now. I wish they'd leave names alone...

17 Jan, 2009


it is annoying Spritz, its like when supermarkets change the lay out of their shops and it takes you twice as long to get around

17 Jan, 2009


Beautiful, so full!

17 Jan, 2009


wonderful...we have a member on goY who has an heirloom Schlumbergera...been in his family 60 yrs.! almost the same colour as yours! check out Mikec's pics... I wish I had a conservatory...seems to be the perfect facility for these wonderful plants to perform their best.

17 Jan, 2009


You are so right, Eileen! AND you have two latin names to remember, as well! My brain hurts... :-(

17 Jan, 2009


This is gorgeous...I did not get mine into the light soon enough and it is not blooming so well at this at all..stunning!

17 Jan, 2009


this is the Christmas Cactus or Holiday Cactus,Schlumbergera. in Romania,has a name like Christmas Little Flower and this is a splendid one.congrats Gardenan

20 Jan, 2009


I am surprised that the Christmas cactus is doing so well in the conservatory. My Mum had one for years but when she moved she put it in the conservatory which she did not have in the old house,and all the leaves turned a redish colour, we thought it was too much light. I understand they do not like being turned or moved, is that right. Must say yours is a beautiful example

1 Feb, 2009

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