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Name: Brian
Mendocino county, California (Zone 8b)
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Chickensonmars
Nov 13, 2013 3:47 PM CST
First bloom here.


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Wated! Seeds of species Hippeastrum, Lilium and Narcissus. Contact me anytime.

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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Nov 13, 2013 3:51 PM CST
Beautiful color!
Name: Julianna
Jonesboro, AR (Zone 7b)
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julianna
Nov 14, 2013 10:17 AM CST
This is the best season! Love your blooms!
Kentucky 😔 (Zone 6a)
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Swayback
Nov 14, 2013 1:50 PM CST
My first fully open today!


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I just love the red one!
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Name: Mark Mallon
seattle wa
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a2b1c3
Nov 15, 2013 8:42 PM CST

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same flower twice
DON'T PANIC
Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
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sheryl
Nov 16, 2013 9:58 AM CST
Ugh, I am so jealous! I am either killing mine or failing to get them to bloom. Still re-adapting to the desert.
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Name: Brian
Mendocino county, California (Zone 8b)
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Chickensonmars
Nov 16, 2013 2:42 PM CST
Looking great folks.
Two more...


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Wated! Seeds of species Hippeastrum, Lilium and Narcissus. Contact me anytime.

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Swayback
Nov 16, 2013 6:46 PM CST
Do you know the name of the red and white one?

Pretty sure it's the same one I posted!

@sheryl don't feel too bad, this is my first one to bloom after years of casually trying, the plant was a throw away that I claimed, it sat neglected in a box in the driveway for a 2 weeks, as soon as I brought it in, it bloomed!

Presumably the drop in light triggered the blooms?
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Name: María Cecilia Merlo
La Plata, ARGENTINA
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ceci
Nov 17, 2013 5:39 AM CST
You have beautiful blooms !
Name: David Paul
(Zone 9b)
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DavidofDeLand
Nov 17, 2013 8:23 AM CST
Has anyone seen the REALLY yellow one that my Grandmother used to grow? I've researched and researched and even bought one that was supposed to be bright yellow like hers;....only to be dissapointed with a faded tan yellowish form. Hers may have been the later Easter blooming form with the rounded leave segments, but whichever, Grandma's was BRIGHT yellow! Othe family members remember that too......and her plants were huge! Smiling

Loved all the beautiful pictures of all of yours!
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Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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JB
Nov 17, 2013 8:30 AM CST
Beautiful blooms and now is the time for sure to get those pictures to pass on to all of us. Here are a few of my S. Brazils.

S. Amazonas Brazil
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S. Sao Paulo Brazil
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S. Samba Brazil
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I love your pictures and would love to see the names that go with them. Always ready to trade if I have enough cuttings available. I sell mine on the internet in my Cubits store.
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Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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JB
Nov 17, 2013 8:45 AM CST
David Paul, is this yellow enough...sometimes the yellows change depending on the amount of sunshine they get. Then again the many hybrids I have been looking at are just called Yellow and do not have other names. I have several starter plants in the greenhouse that are yellow and they are about a year old if you want to look at my Cubits store. I will trade also after blooming season.
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There are some orange that are even more beautiful than the yellow and again, their colors vary from pure orange to salmon. I wish I could do hybrids but I am not that smart. Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: David Paul
(Zone 9b)
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DavidofDeLand
Nov 17, 2013 9:28 AM CST
That is the same one I have Jacquie,

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful pictures of beautiful flowers; yet alas and alack, this is not the true bright yellow Grandma had;...........gosh why didn't Mom or one of our other family members keep her beauties through the years??? No one loved plants more then Grandma back than, then Grandma I suppose......

It stayed in the Genes-pool in me though later on! It was just to late to save her true Yellow Beauties of this incredible plant. Sad
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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JB
Nov 17, 2013 3:49 PM CST
David did you look on eBay because I have seen some there but how true the colors are to what you get if you buy would depend on the honesty of the seller. Rolling on the floor laughing Mine are all the pale yellow. I still have as I think I told you before the true orange. If you want a piece of that I will gladly send it to you. It looks like this.

I bought it as the Zygocactus x orange. I was lucky it was a true orange My camera does not show how really orange it is.

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Name: Julianna
Jonesboro, AR (Zone 7b)
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julianna
Nov 17, 2013 11:53 PM CST
The darkness of the yellow will depend on both the plant and the temperature the blooms are formed at.

JB-- what are you looking for in trade? I would be interested in trading for CC/TC with you after bloom season!
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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JB
Nov 18, 2013 9:04 AM CST
I was wondering if the temperature had anything to do with the color but the ones in the greenhouse which are much warmer and just the same yellow as the ones I have in the house at a constant temp. of 70 deg, Since they are all hybrids, wouldn't the color depend on which plants were hybridized? Xmas Flame for example is a hybrid yellow but it has other shades mixed in.
It is difficult to find a pure deep yellow. I have never seen one. I too think the temperature or something in their environment gives them a different shade....but I have no idea what it is.

I am not really looking to trade anything but if someone wants something I have and I have cuttings I am not selling I will be happy to trade with them. After blooming is over of course.
What cultivars do you want in particular. You can see much of my stock on Pinterest , my database on Cubits is not complete, nor is my list here on ATP but the list here is needs information filled in and some pictures updated, just need the time to do it. Look at JBs list if you want to see that I have. JBsPlants should find me on Pinterest.

Here is pretty much my schedule for my CC/TC/HC or whatever you want to call the Zygocactus or Schlumbergera.
January - Still flowering
Feb. and March - resting ( 60-70 deg. very little watering) Can be cooler if you have a place to put them.
April and May. Begin to water thoroughly when they are dry.
June to August - Put some outside in shade or partly shade...not full sun .
Sept. to Oct. Reduce daylight hours becasue buds are getting ready to form. Keep on the dry side and cool until the buds form, then increase the water and the temperature.
Name: David Paul
(Zone 9b)
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DavidofDeLand
Nov 18, 2013 4:27 PM CST
Thank you so much Jacquie!

I do have the tan yellow one still and the orange. I really appreciated your information on how to bring them to bloom!


Name: Alex Volker
Ames, IA (Zone 5a)
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cherokeealex
Nov 18, 2013 10:03 PM CST
All your blooms are so pretty! I've had no luck getting mine to bloom, although after a close call with it when moving, I've just been glad to see it continuing to grow.
Name: Julianna
Jonesboro, AR (Zone 7b)
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julianna
Nov 19, 2013 9:49 AM CST
JB-- the temperature cutoff I believe is 68*F. So your house and the greenhouse which is warmer than your house are going to be in the same coloring range. You need something cooler to explore other options :)

Hmm I like your old salmon, the Twilight Tangerine, Christmas Flame, Peaches and Cream, Christmas Fantasy, and the pink easter cactus. I also like your S x buckleyi pictured here and the S. russeliana, Le Vesuv, and Samba Brazil.

I also understand that is a lot lol. :)
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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JB
Nov 19, 2013 12:59 PM CST
Juilanna, please remind me in March ....at my age I will not remember that without a private Cmail with a list by March I will know what I need to keep and what I have to give away. OK???

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