Plant ID forum: Please help ID my Xmas cactus

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MomG
Jan 12, 2014 12:18 PM CST
I just bought this Xmas cactus . It was not identified when I bought it and I'm trying to find the name.

The buds are an off white/cream colored. The flowers are salmon/peach/orange in color. I guess there is magenta in deep throat of ten flower.

My guess is possible Fantasy. Buy I need a more experienced I . Thoughts on this plant ?

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Name: Dave Paul
Puna, HI (Zone 10b)
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Metrosideros
Jan 13, 2014 10:54 PM CST
Hi MomG,

It looks like Schlumbegera truncate. Often called Thanksgiving or Crab Cactus.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schlumbergera

http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFind...

http://www.cactus-art.biz/schede/SCHLUMBERGERA/Schlumbergera...
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jan 16, 2014 8:21 AM CST
Hi MomG: That's a beautiful holiday cactus you have, love the color and I agree with Metrosideros, it does look like Thanksgiving Cactus (Schlumbergera truncata)

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