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Re: Christmas cactus


And I have one that is referred to as "Easter Cactus"- that sometimes 
blooms around easter, but not always.  It looks rather different in the 
flowers than the Christmas cactus does.

Theresa

Bonnie Holmes wrote:

>I read somewhere that there is a variety that usually blooms at
>Thanksgiving (I have one of those) and another that blooms around
>Christmas.  
>Bonnie ETN Zone 7
>
>
>  
>
>>[Original Message]
>>From: Jesse Bell <silverhawk@flash.net>
>>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>>Date: 3/2/2006 2:33:46 PM
>>Subject: Re: [CHAT] Christmas cactus
>>
>>Mine do too. And even when I do all the "right things" to get them to
>>bloom by "Christmas"...they end up blooming around Thanksgiving, last
>>about 2-3 weeks, then poop out till the next year.
>>
>>  
>>
>>james singer <islandjim1@verizon.net> wrote:
>>  Interesting... because individually ours seem to be on "bloom all at 
>>once" schedules--masses of flowers all at once, which last for a couple 
>>of weeks, then no more blooms until next year. Must have something to 
>>do with indoor/outdoor influences.
>>
>>
>>On Mar 1, 2006, at 6:46 PM, Cathy Carpenter wrote:
>>
>>    
>>
>>>Mine (all indoor, of course!) has several flushes of blooms, from mid
>>>fall to mid spring. It is never out of bloom during that period, just
>>>periods of "more" and "less".
>>>
>>>Cathy, west central IL, z5b
>>>
>>>On Mar 1, 2006, at 11:56 AM, james singer wrote:
>>>
>>>      
>>>
>>>>All of our zygos--maybe a dozen or more of them--are outdoor
>>>>plants. This year, they started blooming around Thanksgiving; two
>>>>of the last three, a pink and a white, are just now starting to
>>>>bloom. Amazing. I don't know when the last one will get around to it.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>Island Jim
>>>>Southwest Florida
>>>>27.0 N, 82.4 W
>>>>Hardiness Zone 10
>>>>Heat Zone 10
>>>>Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
>>>>Maximum 100 F [38 C]
>>>>
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>>Island Jim
>>Southwest Florida
>>27.0 N, 82.4 W
>>Hardiness Zone 10
>>Heat Zone 10
>>Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
>>Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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