Holiday Cactus Blooming

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  1. Daniel W

    Daniel W Seedling

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    Now and then I've picked up holiday cactus and keep them growing. I just sit them outside in partial sun for the summer and bring them back inside for the fall.

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    Last winter I took cuttings. They are not up to blooming yet. Very easy - just cut off stems and stuck them together in fresh potting soil.
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    These really help when it's so gloomy outside. I have one more making buds, salmon colored that I started from cuttings ten years ago.
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I love these plants and have two of my own - one white and one pink. One flowers at around Christmas and the other Easter.
     
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    Very nice Daniel, I have one that I used to keep in the kitchen but not enough light to flower. So I put it in the conservatory and now it's starting to flower, looks like it's going to be pink or red.
     
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    I remember, age (1950s) my great aunt had one in her window. It had smaller stem sections and purple flowers.
     
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