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Name: Louise
East Texas, zones 7b/8a
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louise
Nov 12, 2012 12:38 PM CST
This one will be in bloom in a month or two and I
would enter in the database when I have enough
info. It's bloom is a double red. Please help.
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SongofJoy
Nov 12, 2012 12:44 PM CST
Yes, it is a succulent. It's kinda impossible to tell which one that is without seeing a picture of the bloom. There are numerous hybrids. Sad
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Name: Louise
East Texas, zones 7b/8a
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louise
Nov 12, 2012 1:00 PM CST
I found a picture of it in bloom.
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Nov 13, 2012 5:15 AM CST
That's lovely. It appears to be a Schlumbergera truncata. I don't know the cultivar name. Although the Schlumbergera thread hasn't been active for awhile, those plants tend to draw attention around this time of year. You might try posting it here as well:
The thread "Schlumbergeras" in Houseplants forum


http://garden.org/ideas/view/SongofJoy/142/All-about-Schlumb...

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Name: Louise
East Texas, zones 7b/8a
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louise
Nov 13, 2012 9:39 AM CST
Tee,
I checked out the links and found some very detailed information.
Thank you very much. I looked at my plant and it has the tiny 'horns'
on the edges of the sections, some which arch gracefully and
some that stand erect. As I inspected the plant, I found three
tiny buds the size of a match head already forming!
Mine isn't the one that is either pink or fuchsia. Mine is a clear
red and double. I'll post in the database when I decide which
one that I have.

LM
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Nov 13, 2012 9:40 AM CST
Sounds good, Louise Thumbs up
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Name: Audrie
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t1nkerbelle
Nov 13, 2012 9:59 AM CST
Hello Everyone!!! Beautiful blooms!!! Thanks for sharing pics!! I hope you don't mind me asking this but does anyone here have a true Christmas cactus? If yes, would you be willing to send a cutting or two to me? I would love to add one to my household of plants. Thank you!!!
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Name: Louise
East Texas, zones 7b/8a
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louise
Nov 13, 2012 10:14 AM CST
Audrie,
If mine turns out to be the one you want, I will be happy to send you a healthy
start of it. I still have to study the differences in the shape of the sections and
the growing habits of mine before I will know what I have.

LM
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Nov 13, 2012 10:14 AM CST
Mine are all S. truncata (commonly called Thanksgiving Cactus).

Are you talking about S. buckleyi?
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Name: Audrie
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t1nkerbelle
Nov 13, 2012 10:26 AM CST
Louise, Thank you!! The one I have has pointy ridges. Let me know!

Tee, Yup, I have two Thanksgiving cactus and was hoping to find some S. Buckleyi. That one has the rounded edges, longer leaves right?

Does anyone have S. Aspen? It has some pretty flowers.
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Nov 13, 2012 10:52 AM CST
Yes, that describes the the S. buckleyi.
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Name: Cliff Hughes
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Cahac
Nov 13, 2012 7:34 PM CST
"t1nkerbelle,
Ring my bell in the spring, my Bucklei hasn't started budding yet so i don't want to cut until it does. by then i hope to have some Rossoliani also bought those last month from Cali.
cliff


t1nkerbelle said:Hello Everyone!!! Beautiful blooms!!! Thanks for sharing pics!! I hope you don't mind me asking this but does anyone here have a true Christmas cactus? If yes, would you be willing to send a cutting or two to me? I would love to add one to my household of plants. Thank you!!!


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Name: Sheryl
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sheryl
Nov 13, 2012 7:57 PM CST
I have some Easter cactus, bright pink daisy like flowers. Have two of the original 3 left, and these need desperately to be re-potted, I think. They're sucking up the water.
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Nov 14, 2012 5:31 AM CST
Nice looking plant, Cahac. Thumbs up
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Name: Audrie
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t1nkerbelle
Nov 14, 2012 9:17 AM CST
Good Morning Cliff,
Will do!! Thank you so much for offering!! Hurray! I so look forward to having a true christmas cactus. Yours looks gorgeous!!! Looking forward to seeing a pic of it in full bloom!! What's Rossaliani?

Cahac said:"t1nkerbelle,
Ring my bell in the spring, my Bucklei hasn't started budding yet so i don't want to cut until it does. by then i hope to have some Rossoliani also bought those last month from Cali.
cliff

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Sheryl, I have two Easter Cactus as well. And I have had no success in getting it to rebloom. Suggestions??
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Name: Sheryl
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sheryl
Nov 14, 2012 12:18 PM CST
LOL - don't look at me, I haven't either - but I moved them across the country last spring, so I really didn't expect it to.

I have to look at Tee's links above for confirmation, but I think Schlumbergeras in general are triggered to bloom by a decrease in length of days. I also suspect that they will react adversely, therefore, to artificial light, by not blooming because they aren't feeling a decrease.

Can anyone confirm that? I'm in a bit of time crunch at the moment.
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Nov 14, 2012 1:11 PM CST
Yes to what Sheryl said.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Cliff Hughes
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Cahac
Nov 14, 2012 3:53 PM CST
t1nkerbelle
There are supposed to be 3 different true Christmas Cactus.
Bucklei has a white tube, Rollissonii is all Magenta color, but does have a lighter color near the tube tho and Snowii is all magenta but flowers and segments are smaller than the Rollissonii (I misspelled on my 1st post--Sorry)
Cliff




t1nkerbelle said:Good Morning Cliff,
Will do!! Thank you so much for offering!! Hurray! I so look forward to having a true christmas cactus. Yours looks gorgeous!!! Looking forward to seeing a pic of it in full bloom!! What's Rossaliani?




Sheryl, I have two Easter Cactus as well. And I have had no success in getting it to rebloom. Suggestions??


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Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
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sheryl
Nov 14, 2012 9:40 PM CST
Cliff, you're about to become very, very popular.... Big Grin nodding Big Grin
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Name: Christine
northern Indiana (Zone 6a)
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bluestem55
Feb 20, 2013 3:34 PM CST
t1nkerbelle said:

Sheryl, I have two Easter Cactus as well. And I have had no success in getting it to rebloom. Suggestions??


I have had good success getting them to rebloom by putting them in fall/winter in the window of a little used room in our house. The room has no radiators, so it stays cool. I water it only enough to keep it from wilting. But the critical thing is that I never turn on artificial light in that room, so it only gets the natural daylight and natural long nights. It has faithfully bloomed for the past several years with this treatment, sometimes even on Easter.

I even got it to bloom twice one year, by putting it back in cold room with only natural daylight after it flowered.

When summer comes, it goes outdoors in a semi-shaded place.

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