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Tue Feb 5, 2019, 09:57 PM

I think I mentioned this last year.........my Thanksgiving cactus is blooming again.....

It's February, and I've got 4 - 5 blossoms on it. So nice to see flowers in the dead of winter, or the polar vortex as we just experienced. It's beautiful. and she's in a southern espoused window. She's been there for the last 3 years and is doing just fantastic. Keeps me sane.

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Reply I think I mentioned this last year.........my Thanksgiving cactus is blooming again..... (Original post)
a kennedy Feb 2019 OP
redstateblues Feb 2019 #1
a kennedy Feb 2019 #2
curlyred Feb 2019 #3
a kennedy Feb 2019 #4
WhiteTara Feb 2019 #5
a kennedy Feb 2019 #6
WhiteTara Feb 2019 #7
a kennedy Feb 2019 #8
WhiteTara Feb 2019 #9
IcyPeas Feb 2019 #10
a kennedy Feb 2019 #11

Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 10:05 PM

1. I've got a couple blooms on my 15 year old Thanksgiving cactus

Itís a massive plant

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Response to redstateblues (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 10:09 PM

2. So happy it does bloom again, in the Spring when I need some joy.

and mine is only about 6 years old. I bought two plants, gave one to my Sister In Law, and I kept one. Hers died about 2 years ago, and mine is thriving. I hate to even say, I normally have a dead thumb, but this cactus is just thriving. I'M SO HAPPY.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 10:18 PM

3. I have several

I just call them holiday cacti. One bloomed at Thanksgiving, another the week after Christmas and looks like the two new ones are aiming for Easter.

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Response to curlyred (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 10:24 PM

4. You must be so happy with all those blossoms.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2019, 12:58 PM

5. You can keep your cactus blooming

most the year with a little liquid flowering fertilizer couple times a year. Mine bloom almost all year round. I do love seeing flowers in the winter too. It makes it more bearable.

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 15, 2019, 01:01 PM

6. I love the blooms......especially since we just dug out of a huge snow storm.

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Response to a kennedy (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 15, 2019, 01:04 PM

7. I still have my poinsettias growing too.

they'll get pretty big this summer when I put them in bigger pots outside.

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 15, 2019, 01:21 PM

8. Wow.......that's great, and poinsettias grow in the summer??

I never knew that???

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Response to a kennedy (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 15, 2019, 03:48 PM

9. Can you imagine my surprise when

I found out they grow to be TREES! They are a zone 12 plant that grows many feet high. My entire life, I thought they were just these little plants at Christmas! Funny.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2019, 09:21 PM

10. have you tried to propagate it?

I am propagating a few succulent leaves at the moment and one of them is getting a baby plant already.

It's such a nice surprise when things flower or new pups pop up.

Thanksgiving cactus are supposedly easy to propagate:

https://www.joyusgarden.com/how-to-propagate-christmas-cactus-holiday-thanksgiving-by-stem-cuttings-with-1-easy-twist/

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Response to IcyPeas (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 15, 2019, 10:10 PM

11. No, don't really have the space, but love my plant.......

I did have to laugh tho.....gave my Sister In Law, for thanksgiving the same thanksgiving plant I have. Herís Died, and mine is thriving. And I love my S-I-L but this really makes feel, feel great. I send her photos every thanksgiving of MY thanksgiving cactus even tho weíre at her home for thanksgiving dinner. She is so great, she does the cooking, and I send her photos of the thanksgiving cactus she used to have. Love her.

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