There is a difference between a Thanksgiving and Christmas cactus!
I was surprised to find my Thanksgiving cactus (Schlumbergera truncata) blooming this past weekend! But the weather is cooler and they thrive and bloom when it’s cooler.
In case you didn’t know there is a difference between the Thanksgiving cactus and the Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesii). The difference lies in the shape of the stem segments! The flattened stem segments are called phylloclades. The stem segments on the Thanksgiving cactus each have 2-4 saw-toothed serrations. They are rounded on the Christmas cactus.
Since the Thanksgiving cactus likes cooler temperatures I’m optimistic about keeping it blooming for the next 7-8 weeks. It’s beginning to feel like the holidays!
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