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Christmas Cactus Odd bloom

Posted by paxmom zone 5 (My Page) on
Wed, Mar 31, 10 at 21:46

I have had the oddes thing happen on my Christmas Cactus. The blooms are a light pink to peach in color but this time when it bloomed it has two flowers that are red in color. They are not from a odd stem that is in the pot. They are blooming off the same stem as the other blooms. I will try and get a picture of it and post it. This is an old plant and in all the year I have had it I have never seen this. I could see if it was a totaly different stem but it is not. Any one else ever have odd things happen with their plants.

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RE: Christmas Cactus Odd bloom

Hmmmm, possibly a soil or fertilizer Ph issue?

RE: Christmas Cactus Odd bloom PIC

Here is a couple of pics so you can see what I mean.

Here is a link that might be useful: christmas cactus pic

RE: Christmas Cactus Odd bloom

Hi, Paxmom!
You have Thanksgiving Cactus, which I can see by the points on the margins of the leaves.
Nice assortment of flower color!


RE: Christmas Cactus Odd bloom

I've heard of them fading in color but never darker. It does appear they are both from the same stem.
I wouldn't worry about it, just enjoy it.

RE: Christmas Cactus Odd bloom

How very pretty! I've never seen them come in different colors from the same stem. Thanks for posting!

RE: Christmas Cactus Odd bloom

i bought my mother an orange one about 5 years ago. Last year it popped out 2 white blooms on the same branch as the orange blossoms. strange but pretty. I wish i had a DNA diagnoses about the Christmas cactus and where it came from and how the multi colors came through the line but sadly i don't. Beautiful plant though:)

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