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Christmas Cactus 2009-11-25 003

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By Balcony


Christmas Cactus 2009-11-25 003 (Schlumbergera truncata)

This is the original plant. I have had it now for at least 4 years. Every year it flowers in November. This plant, which was on the balcony all summer, normally lives in the kitchen but, for the first time this year, I put it outside on the balcony but it doesn't seem to have increased the number of flowers as I had hoped! Just the opposite in fact!



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Looking healthy and lovely :o)

26 Nov, 2009

 

Glad you like it, TT! :-)

26 Nov, 2009

 

I found another page today that explains how to get them to flower & how to look after them.
http://gardening.about.com/od/houseplants/ig/Houseplants/Christmas-Cactus.htm

Unfortunately the flowers are now falling off :-( It's a shame their flowering period is so short.

12 Dec, 2009



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