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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: Lynn
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valleylynn
Oct 9, 2011 6:33 PM CST
Tee you answered all questions I have had over the years about the Schlumbergera (holiday cactus). I always wondered why they had different shaped leaves and it took me forever to learn how to get them to bloom.
Thank you for such an informative article.
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
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Mindy03
Oct 9, 2011 6:55 PM CST
Thank you Tee for answering all my questions too. I was wondering about watering them during the longer night days before bloom.

Thank you for an informative article and the book title too.

I just might get them to bloom for me now I've learnt how to root them and keep them alive.
Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Oct 10, 2011 6:58 AM CST
Good information! I've had mine bloom unexpectedly with no special preparation, and left outside to the elements. They're tough little plants.
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Oct 10, 2011 7:54 AM CST
GREAT, informative article - thank you SO MUCH! Thumbs up Thumbs up
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Oct 10, 2011 11:04 AM CST
Thanks, Vic, Mindy, Sandi and Lynn, for reading and commenting. The Schlumbergera thread over there in Houseplants is very informative too. And I always find it interesting how someone got started with their favorite plant.

I tip my hat to you.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller

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