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Re: Christmas Cactus


Thanks, Kitty.  Normally I would have let it go when it fell apart, but it
was a gift so I'm trying to keep it, or sme part of it, going.  Because the
cats eat anything they can get to resembling a plant, I don't have many
indoors, so there isn't much for disease to be passed on to.  I will
remember this for future if I do expand, though - good advice.

Libby
MD zone 6


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, November 28, 2003 1:37 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Christmas Cactus


> Libby,
> I'd be concerned about disease, virus.  Some plants can be hosts and show
no
> symptoms while harboring the disease that will infect others.  Some will
> succumb.  Of those starts of your plant that have bounced back, some may
> still harbor the problem and pass it on again in future.  I might prefer
to
> start fresh with a new plant.
>
> Kitty
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Libby Valentine" <L_Valentine@adelphia.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Friday, November 28, 2003 11:27 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Christmas Cactus
>
>
> > My Christmas cactus did something similar 2 summers ago.  Just fell
apart.
> > I took the sections and tucked them into the soil in a new pot.  More
than
> > half are growing just fine (blooming or preparing to bloom now), the
> others
> > are still green but lie on the dirt - flat, just as you describe.  I
have
> no
> > idea what is wrong with the poor thing, and no idea why half of the
starts
> > look great and the rest I should probably give up on.  They share pots
and
> > soil, go figure...
> >
> > I'm pretty sure they live a good long time - I have a friend who has a
one
> > that's at least 3 feet by 3 feet, and she's had it maybe 25 years.  It
is
> > gorgeous when it's blooming.
> >
> > Libby
> > MD zone 6 where it's raining today
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Friday, November 28, 2003 10:49 AM
> > Subject: [CHAT] Christmas Cactus
> >
> >
> > > Donna,
> > > What a shame about your Cmas Cactus.  I'm pretty sure that
> > Easter/Cmas/Tgvg
> > > Cactus are much longer-lived than that.  Schlumbergera x bridgesii is
an
> > > epiphyte and in its native jungle habitat grows in leaf debris in the
> > clefts
> > > of tree branches.
> > >
> > > Cmas Cactus, Schlumbergera x bridgesii, is a host of the tomato
spotted
> > wilt
> > > virus which is transmitted by thrips.
> > >
> > > Also susceptible to Pythium Root Rot: Symptoms:Plants wilt and die.
> > > Management: Plant in pasteurized potting mix. Discard infected plants.
> > Apply
> > > metalaxyl, etridiazole or etridiazole + thiophanate methyl to protect
> > > healthy plants. More info:
> > > http://www.cas.psu.edu/docs/CASDEPT/PLANT/ext/xmascact.html
> > >
> > > Major Christmas Cactus disease problems include Fusarium, Erwinia,
> > > Helminthosporium, Pythium and Phytophthora with the first three
> pathogens
> > > being foliar while the latter two cause a basal and root rot.  Again
> > > appropriate measures should be taken to prevent and control these
> > problems.
> > > (Daconil F or Domain F for foliage, Subdue or Truban for drench.)
> > >
> > > Another virus I found it is susceptible to is Cactus X potexvirus
> (barrel
> > > cactus virus), transmitted by mechanical inoculation; transmitted by
> > > grafting; transmitted by contact between plants; not transmitted by
> seed.
> > > Host species (hosts exhibit no symptoms) include:
> > > Amaranthus, Austrocylindropuntia cylindrica, Beta vulgaris, Cactaceae,
> > > Celosia argentea, Cereus, Chenopodium, Echinocereus procumbens,
> > Echinopsis,
> > > Epiphyllum, Ferocactus acanthodes, Gomphrena globosa, Ocimum
basilicum,
> > > Opuntia vulgaris, Pereskia saccharosa, Schlumbergera bridgesii,
> > Zygocactus.
> > > However, I wasn't able to determine from info I found on this virus
what
> > the
> > > results are in the infected plant.
> > >
> > > Kitty
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > > From: "Donna " <justme@prairieinet.net>
> > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > Sent: Friday, November 28, 2003 7:09 AM
> >
> >  >
> > > > And my X-Mas cactus, which I had for a good 6-7 years has died...
just
> > > > shrived up and couldn't save it..... do they have a life span or
> > > > something? It is still green, but drooping there and all the inner
> > > > substance seems to be gone, flat as a pancake so to speak.... not
over
> > > > or under watered, no signs of bugs... duh?
> >
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