Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: My Three Schlumbergia plants

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Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Nov 27, 2012 1:19 PM CST
I always enjoy the blooms on my Thanksgiving cactus plants. Today I got a Noid that has white and pink blooms. The buds are peach though. I've had my red TC for 2 years now and its done very well this year with blooming. I try to collect at least 1 TC each year. I had a yellow Thanksgiving cactus last year, but most of it died. I still managed to keep one segment alive. It seems to be more picky than the other colors.

Newest Noid Schlumbergia
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Noid Red Schlumbergia
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Noid Pink that I got last year

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Name: Arif Masud
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KAMasud
Nov 27, 2012 8:13 PM CST

Beautiful Lovey dubby . How are you keeping that Croton alive in zone 8a Confused . Humidity lover that.
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Nov 28, 2012 5:44 AM CST
Beautiful blooms! Your newest NOID looks a lot like S. 'White Christmas'.

Thanksgiving Cactus (Schlumbergera truncata 'White Christmas')
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Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Nov 28, 2012 6:04 AM CST
Thank you Masud and Tee. I've had my crotons for 4 years now and when I bring them indoors they always lose quite a few leaves but as soon as I put them outside in Spring, they recover nicely. I've killed several crotons in the past, but my current ones seem to be very hardy and tolerant lol. I have a friend who has two crotons that stay indoors all year and they only receive a little light in the morning. Both have blooms on them. My friend never does anything special to them. Thanks so much Tee for id'ing my Thanksgiving cactus. I need to write that down so I can remember to label it.
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Nov 28, 2012 6:08 AM CST
I tip my hat to you. I have 'White Christmas' too, and love it.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Nov 28, 2012 6:11 AM CST
I had to go to Walmart to get it because Lowes and Home Depot only had the red and pink varieties. I wish they would sell other colors
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Nov 28, 2012 6:16 AM CST
Cameron - Your Crotons might do better indoors if you create a humid environment for them; daily misting helps.
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Nov 28, 2012 12:18 PM CST
Thanks Hetty. I'll start misting them more. I try to mist them at least twice a day, I also have a humidifier but I don't have room to put it by my crotons lol.
Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
Thomson,Ga. (Zone 8a)
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jojoe
Dec 1, 2012 12:00 PM CST
I couldn't help but get in on this conversation!! I also love holiday cactus,(shorter than naming all 3).I haven't had any of mine long except 1 that was passed to me from my mother.There was a time it was probably the only plant i had & it was lucky to get watered,it would have a bloom or two every year & that was about it..After i got more into growing plants i re-potted it.To find 3 or 4 different plants in the pots.Now this year it is blooming a new color.The plants were so intertwined i left them planted that way.It only has 1 color on it and i thought it had bloomed a light pink in the past so either my memory is really bad or the plants are different & taking turns.They haven't opened up yet,here's what i have so far.Thumb of 2012-12-01/jojoe/e2d052
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I'm waiting on it to open.
My "polka dancer" has opened and it's a beautiful flower.Thumb of 2012-12-01/jojoe/1d9bd2
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this one is peaches and cream
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I have 2 others that are NOIDS if anyone has any idea,the white one i'm still waiting for it to open
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these last 2 pictures are the same bloom the bottom picture looks a little darker than it really was,the buds looked pink until right before they opened & i got it as a pink ??? i think it was a mystery.
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my last plant i know it's name & color, it's a christmas cactus waiting to see what it's going to do,if anything it was purchased and shipped to me about a month or more ago.Don't know if i'm suppose to be doing anything to it.Not sure when it's bloom time is and my others were put in complete darkness at night.??
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gg5
Dec 1, 2012 1:08 PM CST
Beautiful JoJoe! Hurray!
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Dec 1, 2012 1:34 PM CST
I agree
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Dec 1, 2012 5:45 PM CST
Wow Jojoe you have so many pretty colors.
Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
Thomson,Ga. (Zone 8a)
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jojoe
Dec 2, 2012 10:14 AM CST
My last two have opened does anyone have any idea of the names of any of the colors of my plants? I only know 'polka dancer',peaches & cream',I have one called 'petra's salmon' it's a christmas cactus and hasn't even gotten a bud.I just received this plant so maybe the shock of the trip from New Jersey could be preventing it from blooming.I will keep my fingers crossed & the plant in the sun!!!


Thank you for the compliments on my plants!!! I am still learning about them,they can be very forgiving but not about everything!!! The pictures of the white & the gold one was taken yesterday this morning they are open!!! Hurray!
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A green thumb comes only as a result of the mistakes you make while learning to see things from the plants point of view!!
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
Winter Sowing Birds Annuals Region: United States of America Native Plants and Wildflowers Foliage Fan
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TexasPlumeria87
Dec 2, 2012 2:44 PM CST
I wish I could help you ID them. My pink Thanksgiving cactus blooms are about to open. They are much smaller than the other blooms.

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