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May 24, 2020 2:42 PM CST
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegowina
Hello!

Is it normal for a Christmas cactus to get pinkish leaves?
Anyone any recommendations on how to care about this tipe of plant?
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May 24, 2020 6:50 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
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New leaves are often tinged pink, especially in good light.
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May 25, 2020 2:59 AM CST
Name: one-eye-luke US.Vet.
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Pink discoloration of a Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesii) is caused by a problem called root rot, which results from overwatering or poor drainage. The only way to know for sure is to "gently" tip the plant out of its container and examine the roots. If roots are fresh and white, they are healthy if not then you have root rot.
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May 25, 2020 9:06 AM CST
Name: Will Creed
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The texture of the leaves matters more than the color. If the leaves are firm, as yours appear to be, then your plant is probably fine. If there was a problem with the roots, the leaves would be soft or limp.
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