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Jan 30, 2020 12:51 PM CST
Arizona
High so this is my 1st time to have cactus and I've got a little group that I purchased at a market and I'm just wondering if the Christmas cactus are growing the way they're supposed to they seem to be changing colors I don't know can the somebody give me some advice
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Jan 30, 2020 1:32 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Hi Cactishell, Welcome!

That cactus in your photo isn't the Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera truncata) that I'm familiar with so I hope someone recognizes it and will be able to offer advice.
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Jan 30, 2020 1:34 PM CST
Name: Will Creed
NYC
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I cannot ID it either. Although it is not a Christmas Cactus, as Lin has pointed out, it does look a bit like a Christmas tree.
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Jan 30, 2020 1:35 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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A couple of other plants with one of the common names being "Christmas Cactus", perhaps your plant is one of these?

Tasajillo (Cylindropuntia leptocaulis)
Eve's Needle (Austrocylindropuntia subulata 'Monstrosa')
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Jan 30, 2020 1:40 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Region: Ukraine Region: Florida Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


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Jan 30, 2020 7:40 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Yes, Eve's Needle (I'm not going to try to spell it). Yours is extremely etiolated from a lack sunlight. It needs to be in your very sunniest window. It can take temperatures down into the 20's, you may want to consider taking it outside.

If you do move it out, acclimate it to sun and cold slowly.
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