All About Schlumbergera: Christmas Cactus

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All About Schlumbergera

By SongofJoy
October 10, 2011

Winter blooms can be especially enchanting and are very much appreciated by most gardeners. The genus Schlumbergera provides us with beautiful blooms during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays and beyond. Let's take a closer look at these plants and learn how to successfully cultivate their beautiful blooming colors.

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Name: Joanne
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Joannabanana
Nov 13, 2012 3:28 PM CST
I just bought a little 4" pot loaded with blooms. Your article popped up in Random Ideas and is perfect timing! Great info
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Nov 14, 2012 5:42 AM CST
Thanks, Joanne. They are beautiful plants, aren't they?

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Name: Cliff Hughes
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Cahac
Nov 14, 2012 8:11 PM CST
I found this 1 at my local Food Lion Grocery Store.last week was full of buds just started to open the last couple of days,
My camera isn't getting the true color for some reason. It shows darker than what it really is! a clear lighter orange
This is Beach Dancer!!
Cliff
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Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Nov 14, 2012 10:00 PM CST
Nice Cliff!

And mine has buds again, right on time, Tee.
I did what you said again. Smiling
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Nov 15, 2012 6:07 AM CST
Hurray! Sharon.

Nice find, Cliff.
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woofie
Nov 18, 2012 5:18 PM CST
And in case this article makes you salivate for Christmas Cactus, we have a member (JB) who sells them over on Cubits. She has some lovely looking plants!
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KAMasud
Dec 16, 2012 12:50 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Drooling
Thank you Tee.
Regards,
Arif.
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Dec 16, 2012 12:55 PM CST
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