More from the Red Cactus – FOTD – 05/05/19

It’s lucky I have indoor plants because it is so miserable and cold outside, it’s very hard to persuade me to go anywhere. I’m cold ALL the time. My feet need constant defrosting … but the Christmas cactuses are busy setting buds.

I don’t know what has made them bloom so much this year. I haven’t done anything differently than usual. I don’t re-pot them. I don’t trim them. I don’t fertilize them. I occasionally turn them so they grow evenly, but otherwise, I water them when they are dry. That’s it. The totality of my relationship with them.

The big red one is getting ready to bloom again and is setting a lot of buds. I swear they are trying to make up for the miserable weather outside!

Setting buds
And you can see my new Norfolk Island Pine. I have never had much luck with them, so maybe I’ll get lucky this time


Author: Marilyn Armstrong

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

11 thoughts on “SETTING BUDS ON THE RED CHRISTMAS CACTUS – Marilyn Armstrong”

  1. Great pictures, Marilyn. At least you have some colour to enjoy inside while it’s rotten weather out. I had a Christmas cactus when I was little, and it used to flower at all sorts of peculiar times of year. They’re very pretty though. 🙂


  2. Perhaps it knows you enjoy its colourful display 🙂 Once upon a time eons ago, I had one that did the same. I was delighted. Unfortunately, it along with all my other plants died because I placed the wrong plant with them and later found out it gives off a scent to kill other plants. Who knew!

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