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Thanksgiving cactus Problems

June 1, 2014 – 01:33 pm
Thanksgiving cactus Problems

Every year at this time, I face the same problem. See, I’m a bit lackadaisical when it comes to buying my plane ticket home for Thanksgiving. And now that it’s so close to the date, prices have risen to insane heights. Oh, you’d think that I’d get wise and start buying my ticket early, but much to the consternation of my family I do this to myself every year. Of course, I tell myself that if it’s meant to happen I will be with my family. I am patient …

Thanksgiving cactus potting soil

May 28, 2014 – 12:33 pm
Thanksgiving cactus potting soil

Thanksgiving cactus is the most commonly grown epiphytic cactus. Thanksgiving cactus (Schlumbergera truncata) are tree-dwelling plants that you may find in garden centers in the fall. These plants get their nickname from their willingness to bloom in late November,around Thanksgiving. Similar in appearance and culture to their cousins,the Christmas and Easter cactus,Thanksgiving cactus can be long-lived and are even sometimes passed down as family …

Care of Thanksgiving Cactus Plant

May 25, 2014 – 12:06 pm
Care of Thanksgiving Cactus Plant

The Christmas cactus is a very popular Holiday blooming plant second only to the Poinsettia. This zygo-cactus, native to Central and South America comes in many colors including, white, pink, yellow, orange, red and purple. Through years of hybridization, we now have Christmas cactus, Easter cactus and Thanksgiving cactus. They are called epiphytes and grow in the same environment as orchids. The cactus grow in forks of trees where leaves and other …

Thanksgiving Cactus Crab Cactus

May 22, 2014 – 11:29 am
Thanksgiving Cactus Crab Cactus

Type of Flowers Chrismas Cactus: Christmas Cactus Schlumbergera is a small genus of cacti with six species found in the coastal mountains of south-eastern Brazil. Plants grow on trees or rocks in habitats which are generally shady with high humidity and can be quite different in appearance from their desert-dwelling cousins. Most species of Schlumbergera have stems which resemble leaf-like pads joined one to the other and flowers which appear from …

Thanksgiving Cactuses

May 18, 2014 – 10:33 am
Thanksgiving Cactuses

Jeff Wilson, who has a Christmas cactus that is probably more than 85 years old, shares some tips with us on how to care for these wonderful indoor plants. Wilson’s oldest Christmas cactus is a plant they call “Grandma” because it came from Wilson’s maternal grandmother. However, it had originally been owned by her mother, Wilson’s great-grandmother. Grandma is the fussiest of Wilson’s half dozen or so Christmas cactus, he said. One year it got just …

Thanksgiving Cactus Cuttings

May 14, 2014 – 10:16 am
Thanksgiving Cactus Cuttings

Hey this is a fun discussion, ones with visual aids are awesome. Being very new to these plants, my recent propagation attempts are my first. I think mine are Thanksgiving cactus, and I m not sure how to tell them apart from CC s. When they started making aerial roots like crazy, the urge to provide them with some soil has been overwhelming. There s more sections doing it than I have places to stick them. You can just see how, in nature, it would …

Thanksgiving cactus not Blooming

May 6, 2014 – 09:36 am
Thanksgiving cactus not Blooming

AMES, Iowa — Holiday plants are one way to extend the cheer of the holiday season and serve as a reminder of cherished time we spent with friends and family. Horticulturists with ISU Extension and Outreach say keeping these plants looking good through the holiday season and beyond is not as difficult as some might expect. How do I care for a poinsettia? Place the poinsettia in a plant sleeve or carefully wrap it before transporting the plant home …

Thanksgiving cactus vase life

May 5, 2014 – 09:18 am
Thanksgiving cactus vase life

Sorry to anyone looking for Weekly Crafty posts on Tuesdays, it seems that they’ve shifted to Thursdays for the past two weeks! Since my hands are still recovering from staple pulling, more wallpaper peeling, and more painting (we’re doing our stair risers today so we can hopefully install the runner this weekend and have that post for you on Monday), I wanted to pick something fun & easy for this week’s crafty little endeavor. And here’s …

Thanksgiving cactus Dropping buds

April 25, 2014 – 07:15 am
Thanksgiving cactus Dropping buds

Hi everyone, Just for fun I thought I d share a couple of pics of one of my several Christmas cacti (Thanksgiving cacti really, Schlumbergera truncata hybrids) in bloom. I really like them, as do the hummingbirds, LOL. I ve had several of them for quite a few years and find them really easy to keep happy. I just leave them outside in a shady spot, or a spot with just morning sun, and water them when dry. I DO bring them indoors for July and August …

Thanksgiving cactus Origin

April 22, 2014 – 06:49 am
Thanksgiving cactus Origin

Flat stem segments are long and narrow and connected by a mid-rib. Its deeply indented stems look like crab claws, giving it a second common name, Crab Cactus. In late fall, it bears big, beautiful flowers, which may be red, pink, peach, orange, white, or bicolored. You ll get a fuller plant by pruning. Cutting it back in spring will encourage the plant to branch out where the stem was cut. Flowers emerge from the ends of the stems so you ll get more …

Christmas cactus and Thanksgiving cactus difference

April 20, 2014 – 06:41 am
Christmas cactus and Thanksgiving cactus difference

There are three types of cacti that grow and bloom in three special occasions: a Christmas cactus, Easter cactus, and a Thanksgiving cactus. Each of these three groups has a very distinctive feature that made them different from one another. It is so amazing that the blossoms of these three groups of cacti become available only when the three special occasions are celebrated. The Christmas cactus and Thanksgiving cactus are the same in terms of origin …