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Thanksgiving cactus Photos

February 18, 2014 – 02:10 pm
Thanksgiving cactus Photos

Thanksgiving cactus (Photo by Katie DiCristina) By Katie DiCristina There are few and precious blooms around Fairbanks this time of year. Right now, you might find Schlumbergera blooming in your home or office. There are several blooming in the UAF SNRAS/AFES horticulture greenhouse. I have long called the different species of Schlumbergera, Christmas cacti; but, as I read more about them, I have learned not all Christmas cacti are the same. Native …

Forcing Thanksgiving cactus to bloom

July 21, 2013 – 06:20 am
Forcing Thanksgiving cactus to bloom

I inherited my grandmother s Christmas cactus, which is at least 75 years old. My mother repotted it once in my memory, but now it is beginning to look bad. I m determined to save it if I can, but I have a black thumb, and certainly no idea how to care for a plant this old. How do I keep it healthy and alive? These plants are called holiday cactus (Schlumbergera) because their habit is to bloom around the time of one of three holidays - Thanksgiving …

Picture of Thanksgiving Cactus

October 1, 2013 – 08:11 am
Picture of Thanksgiving Cactus

(Editor s Note: This article was originally published on November 25, 2011. Your comments are welcome, but please be aware that authors of previously published articles may not be able to promptly respond to new questions or comments.) Both Thanksgiving and Christmas cacti are epiphytes that grow on tree branches in tropical rainforest areas. Their high perch allows water from frequent rainfall to drain quickly. Although native to Brazil, the genus …

Thanksgiving cactus scientific name

September 7, 2013 – 08:13 am
Thanksgiving cactus scientific name

Although bought and sold by the millions during the Thanksgiving season, “Christmas cactus” remain something of an enigma. For example, why do plants that bloom at Thanksgiving bear the name “Christmas”? why do they reputedly mope as houseplants, when they bloom so lavishly in your local supermarket? Their form itself is puzzling. The showy blooms arise directly from what appear to be arching chains of fleshy leaves, which in fact are flattened, narrow-jointed …

Thanksgiving cactus Turned white

February 15, 2013 – 06:50 am
Thanksgiving cactus Turned white

Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesii) is a popular houseplant because its colorful flowers -- which start to bloom when the days become short -- brighten the dreary winter season. Although similar to Thanksgiving cactus (Schlumbergera truncata),Christmas cactus blooms one month later and has rounded stem margins on their phylloclades. Christmas cactus requires little attention. Plant your cactus in well-drained soil and place the pot in bright …

Thanksgiving cactus plants care

July 20, 2012 – 10:45 am
Thanksgiving cactus plants care

Place the poinsettia in a plant sleeve or carefully wrap it before transporting the plant home. Exposing the poinsettia to freezing temperatures, even for a few minutes, may cause its bracts and leaves to blacken and drop. As soon as you get home, unwrap the poinsettia and place it near a sunny window or other well-lit location. However, don’t let the plant touch the cold window pane. Also, keep the poinsettia away from cold drafts or heat sources …

Thanksgiving cactus pink leaves

August 19, 2012 – 09:01 am
Thanksgiving cactus pink leaves

On a gardening forum I recently joined someone asked what gardeners do when there is no gardening to be done. The question seems strange to me because as a gardeners that also has plants indoors in what one could consider an indoor garden there really is no time during the year when there isn t any garden to be done. At the moment I am playing the part of pollinator to my Thanksgiving cacti and I m planting a couple of Amaryllis bulbs and repotting …

Thanksgiving Cactus Pictures

August 16, 2012 – 06:09 am
Thanksgiving Cactus Pictures

The Thanksgiving cactis botanical name is Schlumbergera truncate. It is also more commonly known as the crab cacti. It is known as the Thanksgiving cacti as it blooms in the month of November. The Thanksgiving cactus is easily confused with the Christmas cacti. The best way to identify a Thanksgiving cactus plant is by checking the leaves; the leaves of the Thanksgiving cacti are sharp and serrated while those of the Christmas cacti will be round …

Thanksgiving cactus most liked color

December 30, 2013 – 02:53 pm
Thanksgiving cactus most liked color

Thanksgiving cactus has long been a favorite plant for the holidays. The Thanksgiving cactus only blooms once during the season, the rest of the year it stores up energy for next year’s burst of blooms. This plant needs very little water or fertilizer and is happy to live out of doors until the temperature gets below 50 degrees. If you live in a warm climate this plant can stay outdoors all year long. The flowers of the Thanksgiving cactus vary in …

Thanksgiving cactus Blooming in February

April 16, 2013 – 01:27 pm
Thanksgiving cactus Blooming in February

Meet the Three Holiday Cacti- Christmas cactus , Easter cactus , and Thanksgiving cactus are the three most known holiday cacti. It may not be easy to distinguish the holiday cacti from one another because the three cacti look alike. The difference of the three popular cacti would be the time their flowers blossom. The Easter cactus blooms from February to May and the Thanksgiving cactus starts to bloom a month before the Christmas cactus until the …

Thanksgiving cactus toxic cats

December 20, 2012 – 07:11 am
Thanksgiving cactus toxic cats

The Christmas cactus, also called true cactus or Schlumbergera bridgesii, is one of the easiest tropical flowering plants to take care of and it lasts for many years. People don t just plant it to increase the aesthetic beauty of interior designs, Christmas or Holiday cactus is also popular as gifts during holiday festivities like Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter, the time of the year when they bloom. That is also how this species of cactus got …