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Care of Thanksgiving cactus

April 19, 2013 – 10:03 am
Care of Thanksgiving cactus

Back in October, I wrote a blog post about How to Care for a Christmas Cactus. row it away. It had never bloomed (mainly because I hadn’t given it the proper care) so I was determined to see flowers this year. I was a little worried when I saw flower buds starting so early, so imagine my surprise when they got bigger and bigger and eventually starting blooming – now, at Thanksgiving. /p> What’s the difference, and how can you tell? Both plants …

Thanksgiving cactus care and Maintenance

November 12, 2013 – 06:51 am
Thanksgiving cactus care and Maintenance

Rhipsalidopsis gaertneri and Rhipsalidopsis rosea Like the Christmas and Thanksgiving Cactus, Easter or Spring Cactus, as they are also known, are epiphytic plants that are native to the tropical jungles of Brazil. The Dwarf Easter Cactus, Rhipsalidopsis rosea produces soft pink, 1 -2 flowers. Rhipsalidopsis gaertneri produces bright red flowers that can reach 3 . This species of Easter Cactus has been vigorously hybridized with R. rosea and various …

Thanksgiving cactus poisonous to Cats

February 4, 2014 – 12:23 pm
Thanksgiving cactus poisonous to Cats

The crisp chill of autumn is upon us, that means changing leaves, cozy sweaters, and lots of holidays. But along with all that excitement comes some dangers for your adorable pooch and kitty. Find out the top 11 fall pet dangers to avoid. 1. Antifreeze Every year more than 10, dogs and cats are accidentally poisoned with automotive antifreeze. Pets are attracted to the sweet taste of ethylene glycol and one to two teaspoons will poison a cat and …

Thanksgiving cactus poisonous

January 4, 2013 – 10:52 am
Thanksgiving cactus poisonous

This holiday season, you may be decking your halls with balls of Charlie (that’s what I used to say when I was five) or holly or ivy. It’s a good idea to know what plants your cat would enjoy chewing and regurgitating. I called Mike McGrath, the host of NPR’s . He had me on his show last year when I released my “Center Pivot Irrigation” video, so I knew he was the man to ask. I learned a whole host of facts about holiday plants and the myths surrounding …

Thanksgiving cactus red leaves

March 5, 2013 – 11:06 am
Thanksgiving cactus red leaves

I thought it was said it (Zen s plant) was just repotted this summer. It doesn t look like a problem plant to me, at this point. Zen s plant isn t the original one of this discussion. But I m not sure how it was repotted this summer, from this comment, The roots are pretty bound so the potting mix will just be on bottom and sides unless I break it up some. I don t think I d use a totally different type of soil to do this (orchid mix around a likely …

Thanksgiving cactus Care and Feeding

July 23, 2012 – 09:01 am
Thanksgiving cactus Care and Feeding

The winter blues are nothing a little indoor gardening can’t handle. And what better way to chase the blues away than with a fun show of colorful blossoms? For that reason exactly, I enjoy having a holiday cactus around. Here are the three types of holiday cactus: Thanksgiving Cactus (Schlumbergera truncata) has pointy margins on the plant stem segments, a bloom period of Oct-Nov, and the anther pollen in the flower is yellow. Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera …

Thanksgiving cactus Losing leaves

March 23, 2013 – 12:16 pm
Thanksgiving cactus Losing leaves

Species name: Pereskia bleo Common name: rose cactus, leaf cactus Location: Dominican Republic This species of rose cactus (there are 17 species in the genus, all of which carry the common name rose cactus ) is native to the Caribbean basin, from Panama south to Colombia. It has been spread throughout Central America and the Caribbean Islands as an ornamental species, and it is now incredibly popular in gardens and as landscaping plants around hotels …