Christmas Cactus

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The house plants we have bring great joy. I have always loved having a nice selection of plants in the living room under the bay windows. Because we have  a large set of glass the plants area always happy. A simple pleasure.

In what seemed like almost over night our Christmas Cactus started to bloom. Every year we get this free gift that puts a smile on my face. I do not know if it is timing of the year or the lighting but every year some time between holidays these beautiful blooms come out to brighten up the room.

Does anyone else out there have a Christmas Cactus? If so share it with us. Regardless here is a photo I took of the Cactus and along with it I want to say this:

Peace and Love to you, your family and your loved ones. Please give thanks to the good things in life and enjoy yourself. Come together and enjoy this short week.

I love you all very much, you are my brothers and sisters and would do anything to help another person and hope that you think along the same lines.

Happy Thanksgiving and may your Christmas Cactus bloom!

Christmas Cactus 2016

 

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Kathy Streib
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Noah- I used to have a very large Christmas cactus, but gave it to a friend when we moved to VA.  I keep forgetting to replace it since we've moved back to Florida.  If memory serves... you need to make sure it doesn't get too much light at night when it's getting ready to bloom or something like that. 

Nov 22, 2016 06:06 PM #9
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Thanks for the nice comments friends.

Nov 22, 2016 06:15 PM #10
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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I used to have one that could not read the calendar and bloomed at Easter !

Nov 22, 2016 06:52 PM #11
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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The blossoms on your Christmas Cactus are really beautiful, Noah!  So cheerful this time of year, when so many other things have ceased blooming.

Nov 22, 2016 07:08 PM #12
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Enjoy your Christmas cactus and enjoy all your holidays equally and happy Thanksgiving to you

Nov 22, 2016 11:59 PM #13
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James Dray
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Good morning Noah.  I actually planted a cactus once.  It did not survive.  No green thumb for me

Nov 23, 2016 03:46 AM #14
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Gabe Sanders
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Good morning Noah.  Pretty neat looking blooms from your cactus.  Very nice seasonal addition to any home.

Nov 23, 2016 04:41 AM #15
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Good morning Noah Seidenberg ,

Love your Christmas Cactus! I actually have a Thanksgiving cactus..never knew there was a difference..its in the shape of the frons. Mine always blooms 2 weeks before Thanksgiving..mine has been blooming and I love it..mine is white. Love yours so very colorful and a great tradition.

Nov 23, 2016 04:42 AM #16
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Those are great looking plants!  My Mom loves having plants in her home also.  I don't have any plants in my home, other than a couple of fake ones, haha.

Nov 23, 2016 06:10 AM #17
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Noah, your Christmas Cactus is beautiful. I have always loved them and I can tell you've got a green thumb with how good yours looks. 

Nov 23, 2016 06:11 AM #18
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Michael Jacobs
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Hi Noah -- a nicely captured photo but the words are even nicer.  I'm glad to have "met" you even though it's only virtually so far.   

Nov 23, 2016 07:18 AM #19
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Here is my Christmas cactus. We actually have two of them. I rescued these from a home I sold to a buyer in 2009, and they are still going strong today. They had been abandoned in a window ledge, left behind by the previous owners, and the buyers didn't want them. They thought they were dead, but they weren't. A little "cactus juice" helped them to recover.

Happy Thanksgiving, Noah.

Weintraub Christmas Cactus

Nov 23, 2016 09:01 AM #20
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Hi Noah - Nice! Christmas Cacti are wondeful plants - they sit there all year looking like they're on their last legs and then Boom!, all of a sudden they're gorgeous.

Nov 23, 2016 10:52 AM #21
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That's beautiful, Noah. I have two and they are both starting their winter blooms. Did you know you can force them to bloom during the summer? You can. Just water them. Put them in a cabinet where they won't see daylight for five or six weeks. Then pull them out of the cabinet. They will bloom. 

Nov 23, 2016 07:06 PM #22
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I was given a Christmas cactus a couple of years ago by one of our Thanksgiving guests. She told me it was actually a Thanksgiving cactus and would bloom around Thanksgiving. She was right. Mine is in bloom too. She also told me there are two different kinds, one that blooms early like mine and those that bloom right around Christmas. I never researched and verified it. I call mine a Thanksgiving Cactus.

Nov 24, 2016 06:25 AM #23
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Happy Thanksgiving to you, Friend. Have a wonderful day.

Nov 24, 2016 06:25 AM #24
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Happy Thanksgiving Noah,  I just came over from Debbie Reynolds blog.  Hope you have a great meal today.

Nov 24, 2016 09:20 AM #25
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noah, Gorgeous flowers on the Cristmas Cactus. happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Nov 24, 2016 01:35 PM #26
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Noah, that is one amazing Christmas cactus!  I've killed a few of them.  

Nov 26, 2016 07:16 PM #27
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I was surprised to see this post show up this morning as a most popular post.

My Christmas cactus dropped its last flower yesterday. I've had it for 7 years now and it comes back stronger each year. A great gift to remind us that beauty and great things are around us always, we just need to keep our eyes open, be aware of our blessings and appreciate life. 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you.

Dec 22, 2016 08:53 AM #28
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