Consider Relocating to Los Angeles? The Christmas Cactus loves it here

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Have you considered relocating to Los Angeles? Even the Christmas Cactus love living here....

The other day, I was doing one of my daily house hold chores i.e.: taking out the trash and I was truly amazed at the sight I saw. I could hardly believe it; our Christmas Cactus was in its early stages of blooming.

 Just to be clear, Diane and I hardly water this plant, outside of maybe twice a week. As most of you know, here in Los Angeles we seldom get rain except for in December, January and February. I am so appreciative of the power of Nature, somehow this plant knows the Winter is coming and it is supposed to bloom.

After I saw the early stages of blooming, just out of curiosity, I looked up the care and instructions on how to water this plant. Keep in mind, for the past three and a half years we did not do anything special to this plant. So, with that said check out the instructions:

Water a Christmas Cactus with care. Caring for this plant can be a bit tricky as you need to take care not to over water or underwater it:

  •         A Christmas cactus is a tropical cactus, not a desert cactus. Unlike most desert cacti, this variety cannot tolerate completely dry soil. If the soil gets too dry, the flowers buds will drop, and the plant will wilt. Feel the soil with your fingers; if it feels dry, it's time to water.
  •         Too much watering will cause spots from white rot to appear on the leaves, and the leaves will likely fall off. The soil should be evenly moist for best growth. The rule of thumb is less water is better than too much water.
  •         When watering, thoroughly water the plant. Before attempting to water the plant again, check to see that the top inch of soil has dried thoroughly first. Mist leaves as well as watering the soil.

 Well check it out yourself and let me know your thoughts, not bad for two black thumbs

Not only do I appreciate nature I am very grateful to call Los Angeles, CA, my home . Los Angeles has been my home for over twenty plus years. I have never regretted relocating from Boston, MA to Los Angeles, CA. The best part I love of course  it is our temperate climate.

Now if I have enticed you with this post, please reach out to me and I will help you to relocate to Los Angeles, CA.

If you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, luxury investment real estate, luxury vacation homes, or luxury beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles, Century City, Westwood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Marina Del Rey, Venice or Malibu, feel free to contact me at310.486.1002 (m) or or visit one of my websites at  I am a Pet Friendly Realtor and I contribute a portion of my commission to local animal rescue organizations.






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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker - Lewisburg, WV
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I have two Christmas Cactus plants. I water them once a week, but have never mist them.  One is beginning to bloom and usually does around Thanksgiving, the other one blooms around Christmas.

Nov 12, 2017 10:33 PM #1
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Rebecca Gaujot , one of Diane' s Relatives just emailed me that she had one for over ten years and is gotten really tall... now keep in mind this is outside of Boston, MA she must have a green thumb:)Endre

Nov 12, 2017 11:52 PM #2
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Endre Barath, Jr., I left my Christmas cactus behind when I moved as it wasn't looking too good. Yours looks great someone has a green thumb. 

Nov 13, 2017 05:27 AM #3
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Oh, I love Christmas cacti - they have to be grown indoors in Charlotte though! Just look at the buds on yours; it is soon to be in full bloom, Endre! Now you've got me thinking of a stop at my favorite nursery on the way home today. 'Tis the season, right?!

I hope you have a wonderful week ahead!

Nov 13, 2017 05:30 AM #4
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Endre - We had a couple of those in the old house, and they did well. They were given to us as gifts and weren't Mary's favorites, so they seem to have disappeared in the downsizing.

Nov 13, 2017 12:40 PM #5
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Endre now are you sure that is a Christmas Cactus and not a Thanksgiving Cactus?

Nov 13, 2017 03:23 PM #6
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Dorie Dillard talked about the Thanksgiving Cactus vs the Christmas Cactus and I can't recall what the difference is, but I have two of these. I didn't know about misting the leaves--I'll get right on that! 

And your bloom color is very similar to mine. My buds are just starting to show on the small one. I always get really excited when this happens! So glad that you included a photo, too. 


Nov 14, 2017 03:45 PM #7
Michael Eisenberg
eXp Realty - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham Real Estate Guy

We have a Thanksgiving cactus that blooms twice a year. My wife has a green thumb.

Nov 14, 2017 05:43 PM #8
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I think that might be a Thanksgiving cactus, Endre. Whatever it is, it is happy with its new home.

Dec 05, 2017 04:39 PM #9
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