Christmas Cactus

Christmas Cactus

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This schlumbergera (apparently the real but seldom used name of the Christmas cactus named for the French Botanist Frédéric Schlumberger) started out as a gift to me with about 3 scraggly strands 5 years ago.  It apparently loves this sunny spot between my two chairs and has been thriving there.

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The flowers grow within flowers and hang upside down.

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I also like the multiple shading of the flowers within the plant.

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So nice to have these gorgeous blooms in the middle of winter.

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One Response to Christmas Cactus

  1. Sherri December 8, 2013 at 7:54 pm #

    Beautiful!! Wish I had a “green thumb”

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