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Thanksgiving cactus or Schlumbergera truncate

December 30, 2013 – 02:53 pm

Thanksgiving Cactus Photograph

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 color from white, to a deep cream almost yellow to a wonderful red and a pink. The blooms hang down from the ends of the cactus leaf and look like angelic beings trying to fly away.

The leaf of the Thanksgiving cactus has points on each section which distinguish it from the Christmas cactus. The leaf of a Christmas cactus has smooth edges and is a cross between two species. It carries the name ‘S. ×buckleyi’. The Christmas cactus leaf drapes downward and the flower hangs down where the Thanksgiving leaf grows in an upward fashion and the flower grows horizontally.


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Sounds like you will be traveling...

I suggest you have a live flower sent to their home to arrive just before you get there... something like an azalea or a Thanksgiving cactus plant, or a Christmas Cactus plant.
While there, I recommend you be very active in helping prepare meals, serve and clean up after the meals.
Offer to do things like peeling the potatoes, set the table, etc.
Since you are going to be there for 4 days, offer to run the vacuum before guests arrive, etc.
Offer to make quick trips to the grocery store as you see the need.
If there are children in the family, help entertain the children to give their parents a break

Christmas Cactus Unrooted Cuttings 'Lavender' Variety
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  • Easy to Grow.
  • A holiday and year round favorite.
  • Buds bloom from Thanksgiving to Christmas.
  • Three healthy unrooted cuttings are 2-4 segments each.
  • Roots can take 4 to 6 weeks to grow.

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