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Suzy11December 1, 2013

Hi I'm new to forum. I'm usually the citrus form. Yesterday I bought a small Christmas cactus. It has three buds and the flowers are the middle pink color. Unfortunately a leaf tore on the way home from the store and My mother cut it off. Okay here's the problem. Tonight I noticed that two of the leaves are turning white and one even has red on it. What does this mean? Do I have a problem? Do Christmas cactuses get bugs like citrus does?

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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

Adding a pic would help explain a lot.

    Bookmark   December 2, 2013 at 9:12AM
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Suzy11

Sorry I thought that I had sent a picture it must-have gotten lost somehow

    Bookmark   December 2, 2013 at 11:06PM
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Suzy11

Sorry I thought that I had sent a picture it must-have gotten lost somehow

    Bookmark   December 2, 2013 at 11:07PM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Hi, Suzy, welcome :-)
You have a Thanksgiving Cactus, and it looks fine.
Is it wrapped in plastic or foil around the pot? If so, remove it immediately so that the roots don't stay wet or sitting in moisture.

Josh

    Bookmark   December 3, 2013 at 12:39AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

Yes, it's Schlumbergera truncata. I don't see anything wrong with it either. The new leaves can be a different color, kind of orangish, reddish, or even purplish.

    Bookmark   December 3, 2013 at 9:18AM
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Suzy11

Thank you both very much. That's a relief. Josh thank you for telling me about the wrap. The plant was in it at the grocery store and I just left it in it. I will unwrap it right away. Thank you for the welcome it's good to be here. :)

    Bookmark   December 3, 2013 at 8:12PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

If you put your plant near a window in a room where you don't turn the lights on after dark (if possible,) it should still have time to form some flowers. They do this when the nights are longer than the days.

Here is a link that might be useful: Excellent holiday cacti article

    Bookmark   December 9, 2013 at 10:10AM
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