Christmas Cactus in Connecticut.
Our Christmas Cactus we received as a house warming present when we bought our home here in Darien, Connecticut. The plant was only a few inches high, as you can see in the picture it is now huge and in full bloom. It is great gift that we enjoy yearly and easy to maintain. During the summer we keep outside (medium indirect sunlight) and in the winter we move indoors. Now if full bloom it reflects the festiveness of the season, enjoy.
Christmas Cactus also known as Holiday Cacti are from several closely related species in the Schlumbergera and Hatiora family and tend to be hybrids. They naturally bloom in the cooler months, 50 to 57 degrees Fahrenheit, which coincides with the holiday season in North America. The color of flowers produced range from red to pink – peach and white. Massive numbers on flowers can appear on a single plant which open in daylight and tend to close in the evening.
Watering should leave the soil evenly moist and an established plant will only need watering every two or three days in warm sunny weather, less in cooler, cloudy weather.
Propagation is easily done by removing a single segment and planting it a quarter of its length deep in a pot of slightly sandy soil. Place plant in well let area but not direct harsh sunlight and keep soil moist, the plant should show signs of growth within two to three weeks.
Happy Holidays To All, Prosperity, Health and Best Wishes for 2011.
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