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By Mikec


Christmas cactus

Last one to flower.



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This is looking very good. I like the red ones better than the pink. Where are you keeping it?

4 Dec, 2008

amy
Amy
 

I like the colour of this one , it,s very similar to one that I have , how often do you water them when they are in flower Mikec ?

4 Dec, 2008

 

Different!

4 Dec, 2008

 

Hi... I keep them on the damp side when in flower. This one is in my diningroom in a north window. As soon as it warms up it goes out on my front enclosed porch and I leave it out there until the temps get near freezing.

4 Dec, 2008

 

Beautiful and rich red. Looks great. I think your laying many seeds for new schlumbergera growers Mike.

6 Dec, 2008

 

Yep... I'm onside here!

7 Dec, 2008

 

Now I know why mine doesn't flower for very long - it's too warm!

BTW - I think this is yet another plant that has changed its name. I think we are meant to call them Epiphyllums now. Have I got that right?

7 Dec, 2008

 

probably right, Spritzhenry...but I'm still calling Rodgersia...Rodgersia...instead of .... what is it now??? need to take some time to sharpen the saw...my recall just isn't what it was... I have ephiphyllums too... so I continued to call the schlumbergera ...schlumbergera for ease of identification.

8 Dec, 2008

 

Hi Spritz... When they set buds keep them in a cool place. The flowers will last longer. Often the buds will drop off if it's too warm in the room you have them in.

8 Dec, 2008

 

Beautiful plant. I think I'm on board for a schlumbergera too. :o)

12 Dec, 2008

 

That was only a piece of pretty useless info - my friend grows them/propagates them - all very exotic, too! I looked totally blank at her when she talked about her 'Epis'...I thought she meant Epimediums. Oooops!

I still think of them as Schlumbergeras as well. Like 'Montbretias' - can't get used to 'Crocosmias'. LOL. My age is showing!

12 Dec, 2008

 

I guess we are of the same generation Spritz...

13 Dec, 2008

 

It's beautiful and a real Christmassy colour

22 Dec, 2008



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