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Flowering Cactus


Flowering Cactus

This little plant has been sitting in my conservatory all summer looking sad and dejected I was just on the point of sending it to the compost bin when I noticed little buds appearing at the tips of the leaves,so pleased i didnt bin it, as just look at it now ;0))



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Great color! I'm starting to see little buds on mine too!

7 Nov, 2013

 

That is lovely,Carole..mine in the bathroom is a beauty too..they could almost be twins :o)..I hardly dare move mine,as they are said to drop their buds if you do..I will dust round it ! Lol.

7 Nov, 2013

 

Brilliant plant at this time of year, I used to have one but forgot it was in the garden hanging in its basket one summer and lost it to the cold and wet.

7 Nov, 2013

amy
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Thats a coincidence Carole mine is doing the same yours it lovely :o)

7 Nov, 2013

 

Wonderful with so many buds ... not long until they are open ... :o)

7 Nov, 2013

 

I love the colour.

7 Nov, 2013

 

Wow Carole... thought mine was doing well, but yours is beautiful!

8 Nov, 2013

 

Thanks Bathgate, pleased yours is getting buds too;0)

Hey, its Snap then Sandra, I do move mine about it started in the consevatory and is now in the lounge where I can admire it, no ill effects with the move ;0)

Hi Olive They are lovely and dont need much looking after, its a shame you lost yours!
Hi Amy another Snap then, good to have this time of year aren't they ;0)

Thanks Shirley, they are almost fully opened now and looking wonderful ;0)

Thanks Suey it is a fantastic colour isnt it;0)

Hi Val Im sure yours will be just as Fab when it starts to open properly;0)

8 Nov, 2013

 

Hi Pp, what a smasher this is, good job it didnt go into the compost, and forget dusting (like B!!) until it has finished flowering LOL.

9 Nov, 2013

 

Thanks Grandma, I will take the tip and resist the dusting lol

9 Nov, 2013

 

I bet you don't need much persuading Carole:o) x

9 Nov, 2013

 

B. I know I wouldn't either !! :))

9 Nov, 2013

 

Lol.G...I might put a notice in front of mine,saying "do not disturb "Russell is a demon with a duster..memo to Harry too,Carole :o) They have the rest of the year to do it,so we will give them a break till they have finished flowering,shall we? :o) I'll take a pic of mine later..

10 Nov, 2013

 

Lovely plant. Now you know not to throw it out next summer when it's looking a bit dull. The commonest time for them to drop their buds is when you buy them in full bud from the shops & take them home, the contrast of different temps & places is just too much, & also they don't get looked after properly in the shops , just bought in from the nurseries( another move) & dumped anywhere. Sometimes you get lucky buying them that way & sometimes you don't. A risk to consider when buying those last minute Xmas prezzies!

10 Nov, 2013

 

Lovely colour. My little white/pale pink one is just showing buds too.

10 Nov, 2013

 

It is going to be so beautiful. They are lovely plants to have in flower at this time of year.

10 Nov, 2013

 

It's looking very promising....so pretty.

10 Nov, 2013

 

Lovely, aren't they? I have 4 small plants in flower in our living room; two are white & pink & two are dark red. I used to have a white one but it seems to have disappeared.

I have been growing them at home for the last 12 years - in fact ever since we moved into this flat! I got mine as leaf cuttings from the supermarket where my wife works. Back then they didn't sell them in clear, plastic sleeves like they do now & it was easy to find leaf pads that had been knocked off on the plant stand. As I knew they root very easily I picked up a few & brought them home to root & I've never been without them ever since!

I did the same with Easter Cactus as well & still have several plants since then! Again they root so easily!

11 Nov, 2013

 

Thanks Feverfew for all your interesting information. they are certainly spectacular plants especially in full flower;0)

Thanks Wildrose and Homebird it isdripping wit full flowers now an amazing sight, will take anoter picture;0)

Hi Balcony they are lovely and I will take some cuttings too when it has finished flowering ;0)

11 Nov, 2013



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