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Re: Christmas cactus

Affirm that mine is white-magenta, so you may be right.

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Mar 2, 2006, at 8:09 AM, Aplfgcnys@aol.com wrote:

> A piece in a recent Cactus & Succulent Society Journal confirmed
> what I have long suspected - those bloom-all-at-once plants have
> been specifically bred to do that.  Florists want a plant that makes
> a great show - they don't care if it is past soon after the purchaser
> gets it home.  The ones that stay in bloom all season are the old
> standards, but usually just the original magenta color.  The pretty
> colors are newer hybrids.  There was a lot of technical material
> in the article that I don't recall.  I'll have to look it up to see  
> if there
> was anything more applicable here.
> Auralie
> In a message dated 03/02/2006 7:13:37 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> islandjim1@verizon.net writes:
> 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.
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