Schlumbergera Cacti – Fond Memories Growing Christmas Cactus

Schlumbergera Cacti – Fond Memories Growing Christmas Cactus
It doesn’t matter whether it is my Christmas cactus or anyone else’s, as soon as I see one, I am instantly reminded of my paternal grandmother. Her plant was the inspiration behind my small collection of Christmas cactus plants, which are the oldest plants in my household.   Every spring she moved her houseplant, with the flowing stems and segmented leaves, out on the front porch to spend the summer. I can still see it sitting on its table, looking very loose and carefree when our family would visit. I can’t recall seeing it in bloom, however, even though we always made a trip to Grandma’s house near Christmas.  Growing Schlumbergera Cacti I am not sure whether she had the actual Christmas cactus or the Thanksgiving cactus, both in the Schlumbergera genus. For those who don’t grow these plants, the difference is in the edge of the segments. The Thanksgiving … Read More