Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Christmas cactus is a bloomin'

This sad Christmas cactus was given to me about 2 years ago just before Christmas. It was in a smaller pot and would not bloom for the lady who gave it to me. That year, it bloomed just three tiny blossoms and quit. This past December, it bloomed only one blossom so I changed it into a bigger pot and thus, the cactus leaves look sparse . . . I put it outside all summer and just brought it in the house earlier this month. I had forgotten about it and then I spied the red blossoms and got most excited even tho it is just a small plant yet, it keeps blooming! Maybe next year, it will be even better.




9 comments:

Dimple said...

Good for you! I never had one bloom for me--I don't have any of them now. Yours is beautiful.

Martha Z said...

Very pretty. My mother grew these and I always enjoyed them.

Malyss said...

If it gives you flowers, it means it is happy where it lives!
Glad to see you back to blog!

cieldequimper said...

So that's what it's called! It reminds me of my gran who used to have lots of them!

RuneE said...

We have the same experience - they bloom again! I think I posted a picture of one last year somewhere.

Viola said...

Wonderful! Oh I just love the blooming cactus! I have one that I got from an old woman I adored, she has passed away some years ago. I got it before she passed away. It used to bloom, white blooms, but not many blooms. When she died it had 30 blooms! Later I could not make it to bloom. But I'm still having the cactus and I'm very fond of it! :)

katney said...

My mother-in-law had a huge one that bloomed incredibly. I am death on houseplants.

storyteller at Sacred Ruminations said...

How lovely! My sister-in-law has a Christmas cactus that she manages to get pink blossoms from every year. On the other hand, I gave up on mine a long time ago. I've enjoyed catching up here and wanted to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving.
Hugs and blessings,

becky aka theRAV said...

This plant bring fond & not so fond memories for me. My mom used to have a couple of these. Her's would always bloom BEFORE Thanksgiving probably because she kept them inside the house where it was warm. She had one on one side of the dinning room & one on the other. Everytime I would walk by them, I would get stuck! I'd complain to her that I wished she would move them! Now that I think about it, she doesn't have them inside anymore. Maybe I should get her one for Christmas and let her grow more of them.

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