Photo of Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera truncata): This beautiful plant looks like Schlumbergera truncata.

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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL ๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒทโš˜๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒป (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Apr 24, 2017 9:42 AM CST
The bloom is zygomorphic and the foliage has points along the edges.
Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera truncata)
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The less I interfere, the more balance mother nature provides.
๐Ÿ‘’๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿก๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿโฆโง ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒฝโ€โ˜€๐ŸŒบ
โ˜•๐Ÿ‘“ The only way to succeed is to try.
Name: Carol H. Sandt
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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csandt
Apr 24, 2017 10:05 AM CST
purpleinopp said:The bloom is zygomorphic and the foliage has points along the edges.
Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera truncata)


Thanksgiving Cactus? Thank you. I have always been perplexed at the bloom time of this plant. I think it does bloom at Thanksgiving. However, it also blooms for Easter. It is blooming now!
Carol H. Sandt

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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL ๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒทโš˜๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒป (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Apr 24, 2017 10:14 AM CST
Happy to suggest. How fun! The timing of the blooming is not a reliable measure for ID because blooming is triggered by day length, which can vary for potted plants inside if lights are on when it is dark outside. Strong street lights can contribute to anomalies in timing. At higher latitudes where tropical wannabes like us live, the day length varies wildly, unlike the tropical regions to which these plants are indigenous, which causes the difficulties in predicting or quantifying plants in regard to the timing of blooms. But does make it ultra-easy for growers to manipulate them to be in bloom at a specific time. The anatomy of the plant tells all.

This species is sold by the millions every year with labels that say Christmas or holiday cactus, and sometimes just "zygocactus." You can call it whichever you like, as a nicknames. Nicknames are neither right nor wrong, just more or less popular per particular plant.

๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚ - SMILE! -โ˜บ๐Ÿ˜Žโ˜ปโ˜ฎ๐Ÿ‘ŒโœŒโˆžโ˜ฏ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿพ
The less I interfere, the more balance mother nature provides.
๐Ÿ‘’๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿก๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿโฆโง ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒฝโ€โ˜€๐ŸŒบ
โ˜•๐Ÿ‘“ The only way to succeed is to try.
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Name: Carol H. Sandt
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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csandt
Apr 24, 2017 10:18 AM CST
I have had this plant for many years. I have always thought that it had a mind of its own as to when Christmas should be.

No street lights here in my rural neighborhoods. Could the headlights of cars affect bloom time? I do live on a road where headlights would shine on the plant. Not too many cars go by, but some would do so throughout the night.
Carol H. Sandt

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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL ๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒทโš˜๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒป (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Apr 24, 2017 10:43 AM CST
It sounds like your plant is in a *GREAT* spot, giving you blooms twice per year. I get a fall bloom & that's it.
๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚ - SMILE! -โ˜บ๐Ÿ˜Žโ˜ปโ˜ฎ๐Ÿ‘ŒโœŒโˆžโ˜ฏ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿพ
The less I interfere, the more balance mother nature provides.
๐Ÿ‘’๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿก๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿโฆโง ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒฝโ€โ˜€๐ŸŒบ
โ˜•๐Ÿ‘“ The only way to succeed is to try.
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plantladylin
Apr 24, 2017 11:29 AM CST
I could never remember the differences so I began calling them all "Holiday Cactus". Green Grin!
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Name: Carol H. Sandt
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Peonies Butterflies Region: Mid-Atlantic Hibiscus Daylilies Xeriscape
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csandt
Apr 24, 2017 11:38 AM CST
I just requested that this image transferred to the correct entry (S. truncata). I hope I did it correctly (used the merge request).
Carol H. Sandt

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Name: Evan
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eclayne
Apr 24, 2017 11:56 AM CST

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The way to move a photo is to open it, scroll to the bottom of the page and select ยป Move this image to another plant. I've moved the photo to Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera truncata)
Merging two entries moves all photos, comments, ... from one entry to another and deletes the newer entry. I've declined the merge request.
Evan
[Last edited by eclayne - Apr 24, 2017 11:57 AM (+)]
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Name: Carol H. Sandt
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Peonies Butterflies Region: Mid-Atlantic Hibiscus Daylilies Xeriscape
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csandt
Apr 24, 2017 11:58 AM CST
Thank you Evan, for moving the image and telling me how to do it correctly.
Carol H. Sandt

โ€œUnlike writers of passing fame, a classic author speaks a new word in every generation." -- Daniel Ritchie
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Aroids Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tropicals Vermiculture
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Apr 24, 2017 12:01 PM CST

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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL ๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒทโš˜๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒป (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Apr 24, 2017 12:50 PM CST
I love a happy ending!
๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚ - SMILE! -โ˜บ๐Ÿ˜Žโ˜ปโ˜ฎ๐Ÿ‘ŒโœŒโˆžโ˜ฏ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿพ
The less I interfere, the more balance mother nature provides.
๐Ÿ‘’๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿก๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿโฆโง ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒฝโ€โ˜€๐ŸŒบ
โ˜•๐Ÿ‘“ The only way to succeed is to try.

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