Thanksgiving cactus varieties

Thanksgiving and Christmas Cactus

December 2, 2012 – 05:40 am

Thanksgiving Cactus: 4

SCHLUMBERGERA also commonly called (Thanksgiving or Christmas CACTUS)

Schlumbergera are just as easy to grow as Epiphyllums and are very profuse bloomers. Their vivid colored blooms are smaller than Epis but just as spectacular! They can even bloom well if cared for inside as house plants too. They tend to bloom in the winter months when Epis go semi-dormant and daylight gets down to 8-10 hours a day or less. Early bloomers are called 'Thanksgiving Cactus' later bloomers 'Christmas Cactus'. You will also find a few varieties of Easter Cactus or (Rhipsalidopsis and Hatiora) offered, these have simular requirements but bloom in spring time. These ship as unrooted branch segments 4-6+ long, each branch will have at least 3 individual stem segments 1 to 2+ long. There stems tend to be thinner than Epis so in order to ship them to you in the best condition we send a small stem branch with 3 segments minimum. Each segment on the branch can then be separated and rooted. Occasionally we may also have established plants small up to larger sizes available. Sorry but at this time any plants with roots can only be shipped within the U.S. its territories, CAN., & P.R. But cuttings can be shipped to almost all locations.

With so many varieties and more added every day heres an easy to use search box for your convienance to find varieties on the website. Dont see what your looking for? Just ask us as we grow more than whats listed here.


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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

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