THE FIRST BLOOM ON THE CHRISTMAS CACTUS – Marilyn Armstrong

First Bloom on the Christmas Cactus
FOTD – November 21, 2018


They have been full of buds for a week, but this morning, one bloom opened. And I’m pretty sure that before the blooms fall off the two Christmas cacti, there will be buds on the orchids, too. Just as well because it’s cold out there and the birds are very happy to have a feeder in the ‘hood.

Christmas cactus

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Writer, photography, blogger. Previously, technical writer. I am retired and delighted to be so. May I live long and write frequently.

24 thoughts on “THE FIRST BLOOM ON THE CHRISTMAS CACTUS – Marilyn Armstrong”

  1. Lovely Pic, M.

    ( M ? Hmmm…? Reminds me of the character in the James Bond Films…. πŸ˜‰ )

    Nothing better than an easy-to-care-for plant with pretty bright coloured flowers!

    I’m hoping four of mine will bloom next time… except our December is Summer so i don’t think i’ll have any for Christmas! 😦

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      1. Big Bird Day?? Had not heard it described that way before. πŸ™‚

        I’m guessing you don’t mean Woodpeckers! πŸ˜‰

        Keep Warm and go easy on the Candied Yams and left-overs. πŸ™‚

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            1. The white meat is usually very dry and there isn’t much dark meat that isn’t too bony to eat. So IF you like dry white meat, fine, but none of us do … except for Garry who doesn’t so much like the turkey at the meal as the leftovers in sandwiches. You know. Turkey with cranberry sauce on a crusty roll? That is worth eating.

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            1. Bob, speaking of bowling: as a teen β€” 15 years old β€” I was a pin setter for the lady bowlers at church. we had a bowling alley in the basement of the church. I had to be fast on my feet, setting pins as the ladies threw their big balls down the alley. The family jewels were always in harm’s way.

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              1. Ouch! πŸ˜‰

                Puts a whole other perspective on a ‘Strike!’ :-):-)

                There’s another comment i could add in there but i’m restraining myself! (For a change) πŸ˜‰

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    1. It all depends on the light, you know? Mine has bloomed in the summer and rebloomed in mid-winter. And I’ve got two of them. One is full of buds and the other hasn’t even started to make buds. How often and when they bloom is like shooting craps.

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  2. You got me beat by a mile, Marilyn. I don’t see any buds yet. I can’t get rid of my cactus because they were my grandmother’s and there’s a lot of sentimentality to them.
    Leslie

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    1. Just keep it in a room with natural (not artificial) lights and water it ONLY when it is REALLY REALLY dry. It’ll bloom. Exactly when is hard to know. Mine didn’t bloom until January last year, but one of mine is full of buds — but just one flower. The other one has no buds yet. They need natural light and very little water. Think cactus.

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