RETURN OF THE CHRISTMAS CACTUS – Marilyn Armstrong

The Cactus is Back – FOTD – March 3, 2020

I’ve been so thrilled by my orchids that I almost forgot that the Christmas Cactus is blooming too. It has a weird way of blooming underneath the greenery. It can be hard to see the flowers.

Big blossom in velvety red

Bloom and bud

Another angle?



Categories: cee's photo challenge, Flower of the day, Macro, Marilyn Armstrong, Photography

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  1. I found that our cactus had bloomed too but the flowers were all in the back so we missed most of the show. Got to find a better window.
    Leslie

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  2. My cactus is still blooming too. I’ve had one or two a day now for a month and a new batch of buds have appeared. I have finally figured out My fertilizing and watering schedule. So happy!! Your leaves and blooms are slightly different from mine. Pretty sure mine is the “Thanksgiving” cactus. 😃

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  3. Xmas cacti always make me think of my grandmother on mother’s side. As a child I was impressed seeing that odd thing with those many bright red flowers. Didn’t know what cacti were either, at that time. And it didn’t prick the child’s hand either.

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    • They have very soft thorns, but for thorns, I have the rose bushes from hell in my garden. They have a unique ability to grab you from yards distant and not be removable without goring yourself. Now THOSE have serious thorns!

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      • true – I had some of the spiky sort too and they wouldn’ let go of my sweater, hair or jumper. They can be hellish but yours are some of the worst I have seen – and some of the prettiest too!

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        • I think we may finally have cut them back so far they aren’t coming back again. I will miss the prettiness, but not the thorns. They would grow so huge and so FAST that they would attack us at the gate and detaching us from the thorns was very messy with more than a little blood involved!

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