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Old 03-09-2015, 07:12 PM   #1661
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creative, that's gorgeous! My Christmas cacti never had that many blooms.
Did you feed it in the flowering season? Maybe it's a climate thing...I am in UK. I also top up the soil every now and then (with houseplant compost).
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Old 03-09-2015, 08:03 PM   #1662
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I used potting soil with nutrients in it, but it still didn't do that well. Yours looks like it's been around a while and has had time to develop a lot more blooms. I'll try one again this winter. Again, your cactus is beautiful and looks like it loves where it lives!
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Old 03-09-2015, 09:55 PM   #1663
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Cheryl, you mean yours never looks like mine? It's so root bound I'm surprised it hasn't crawled out to a new pot, but the shape of the pot will require me to break it if I'm going to repot the cactus. I rarely feed it, forget to water it, and yet it thrives. Go figure. ~ BTW, the measurement for the top of the table is 15 inches.
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Old 03-09-2015, 11:08 PM   #1664
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I knew I'd seen another Christmas cactus here....! Yours looks amazing too, CG. Maybe I should have just ignored mine, too. I've got lots of houseplants that seem to thrive on ignorance. LOL
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Old 03-09-2015, 11:23 PM   #1665
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My Christmas cactus thrives on neglect. I inherited it from one of my cleaning ladies 20 or so years ago, and now it expands at over 3 feet. It used to flower over Halloween, now it's reverted to Christmas, of course, when we're on vacation.
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Old 03-09-2015, 11:26 PM   #1666
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My Christmas cactus thrives on neglect. I inherited it from one of my cleaning ladies 20 or so years ago, and now it expands at over 3 feet. It used to flower over Halloween, now it's reverted to Christmas, of course, when we're on vacation.
That's what I meant to say.
I'm going to try another Christmas cactus this winter and see if I can find a place for it.
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Old 03-10-2015, 12:02 AM   #1667
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I've so enjoyed seeing all the pristine snow pics that you all have posted lately, even though it may be a PITA for most of you by now. Still, they're so pretty!

Just thought I'd share a few from my 'hood - the wildflowers in the CA desert are bursting with color from the recent rains that we need so badly.


These are from a family outing yesterday. :-)
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Old 03-10-2015, 12:29 AM   #1668
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I can't resist posting one more. My grandson said his dinosaur needed some greens. LOL
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I can't resist posting one more. My grandson said his dinosaur needed some greens. LOL
You can't let Dino get hungry. Even he needs a balanced diet.

Love the pics!
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Old 03-10-2015, 12:52 AM   #1670
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Cheryl, those are nice pictures of pretty flowers...and one dear, little stinkweed. Just kidding - your grandson is a cutie too.

As far as getting a new Christmas cactus, if you know anyone with a plant, just get a piece off of theirs. Whenever part of a length breaks off of mine I either shove it in the soil next to the original (the daughter plant from the photo I posted has room in its pot) or put it into a small glass with water. I have two pieces on my windowsill that need to be planted. Would you like them?
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