These Christmas Cactus have lived on the kitchen window ledge for almost 2 years. Nary a bloom. Suddenly, after I watered them several days with WARM water, they have deigned to bloom! The largest one (Not shown) is going on 8 years…and it hasn’t bloomed since the first year we lived here…that was 2006. Guess I need to repot and water it come Spring. Maybe next year I can coax it into blooming.
The one on the left is a real pretty salmon/coral while the one on the right is pink.
In El Paso, we had a Mexican Elder tree in the back garden. In Summer time, I’d move the hanging plants, including the Christmas Cactus under the tree. I watered the plants every day and it was mostly shaded under the tree with a little filtered sunlight. No matter how hot it got, that Cactus flourished. When the temps started dropping, I moved the Christmas Cactus into the dining room where it bloomed it’s fool head off. Absolutely covered in coral blooms for months. It shared a corner with a Corn Plant that also bloomed for months. First one I ever had to bloom….and the sweetest smelling flowers.
Susan ~ Patchkat