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Christmas or Easter or Thanksgiving Cactus?
« on: Mar 22, 2007, 07:07:36 PM »
My cactus decided to wow us with a bloom today. It is a pretty, peachy color. Is this a Christmas cactus, Thanksgiving, or an Easter cactus? Do I treat each the same way?

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Re: Christmas or Easter Cactus?
« Reply #1 on: Mar 22, 2007, 08:27:52 PM »
What beautiful colors!!!

My thanksgiving cactus is getting ready to bloom again too, so I was wondering if it's really an Easter cactus, but it isn't - it been blooming at Thanksgiving time for years now.

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Re: Christmas or Easter Cactus?
« Reply #2 on: Mar 22, 2007, 08:48:16 PM »
I didn't know they made a Thanksgiving cactus, too! ::) Maybe I need to edit the title to include it, also...

Going to modify it now...

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Re: Christmas or Easter or Thanksgiving Cactus?
« Reply #3 on: Mar 22, 2007, 08:52:34 PM »
The leaf edges on yours look similar to mine, Dianna - does it also flower around Thanksgiving?

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Re: Christmas or Easter or Thanksgiving Cactus?
« Reply #4 on: Mar 22, 2007, 09:18:37 PM »
Just bought it a couple of months ago, Lynne, and it was flowering then. Saw a picture posted somewhere of the peach color and had to have one....
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Re: Christmas or Easter or Thanksgiving Cactus?
« Reply #5 on: Mar 30, 2007, 12:44:41 PM »
Dianna - can you get a close-up picture of the leaves on your plant so I can see if they are the same?

Here is mine today - there are 5 flowers in full bloom, and 3 more yet to open.
I love that it's blooming for a second time this year!


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Re: Christmas or Easter or Thanksgiving Cactus?
« Reply #6 on: Mar 30, 2007, 02:57:51 PM »
This is the best I could do right now, with the sun streaming in throughout the house...



I will try to take a better one tonight...

I have one the same color as yours, too, Lynne, and it is beautiful when it blooms. It blooms at least twice a year, too...
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Re: Christmas or Easter or Thanksgiving Cactus?
« Reply #7 on: Mar 30, 2007, 10:52:48 PM »
Dianna - here is a link to a great site that explains the differences between all of the cacti that people have always thought were Christmas cacti!


http://cactus.biology.dal.ca/paulS/christmas/christmas.html

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Re: Christmas or Easter or Thanksgiving Cactus?
« Reply #8 on: Mar 30, 2007, 11:14:29 PM »
Thanks for the link, Lynne!

Looks like my little peach cactus is a Thanksgiving one, then.

I will be reading on the link more later to find out the cultural habits to identify the other ones, too. I want to make sure all survive me....

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Re: Christmas or Easter or Thanksgiving Cactus?
« Reply #9 on: Mar 31, 2007, 12:45:10 AM »
That is a cool link. I've never quite known the differences. Thanks Lynne.
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Re: Christmas or Easter or Thanksgiving Cactus?
« Reply #10 on: Jan 16, 2010, 10:56:21 AM »
I know that you can start cuttings from these, but I am wondering if they can be divided without harming the plant. :unsure: I have a couple of pots that really need to be thinned out some...
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Re: Christmas or Easter or Thanksgiving Cactus?
« Reply #11 on: Jan 19, 2010, 10:00:30 PM »
That is so pretty.
Just now one of my White cactus is in bud. I have red, pink, peach Maybe yellow> In the spring they usually bloom all at once. Have no idea what brand. I just raise them.

However I find they seem to bear better if crowded. I cant show photos yet, I am a newbie.
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Re: Christmas or Easter or Thanksgiving Cactus?
« Reply #12 on: Jan 19, 2010, 10:11:58 PM »
Thank you, Dodge. I will just leave it alone then. I don't want the blooming to stop... :grinnnn:
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Re: Christmas or Easter or Thanksgiving Cactus?
« Reply #13 on: Jan 22, 2010, 08:14:15 PM »
Dianna
Today I found one of my Started cactus in the seed bed, just starting roots, an the bugger is already putting out buds.

It isnt easter yet, or christmas or thanksgiving.
Wonder what they really are????

My amaryllis put forth a bloom today.  Red.

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Re: Christmas or Easter or Thanksgiving Cactus?
« Reply #14 on: Jan 22, 2010, 08:18:40 PM »
I don't know, Dodge, but I will be glad when you get 20 posts so you can post a picture of it... :grinnnn:
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Re: Christmas or Easter or Thanksgiving Cactus?
« Reply #15 on: Jan 22, 2010, 08:22:04 PM »
dodge, go read your welcome thread in the welcome wagon part.

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Re: Christmas or Easter or Thanksgiving Cactus?
« Reply #16 on: Jan 27, 2010, 08:40:10 PM »
Dodge is right, they do best in crowded pots. I have a pot with mixed varieties...so it blooms several times a year.
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