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My New Easter Cactus!

Posted by val1 z4 UT (My Page) on
Wed, Mar 7, 12 at 22:30

I just bought a beautiful Easter Cactus at my local grocery store (I had visited with the lady who manages the plant department and she ordered one for me). It completes my holiday cactus set. Shown with it is my Christmas Cactus, which I bought last month, and my daughter's orchid. Now I hope I can get them to rebloom.

Val

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RE: My New Easter Cactus!

That's a very pretty collection you have there! I love the deep pink flowers - I bet it'll be gorgeous when they all bloom.


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Very nice. I love these plants!


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Very pretty! Thinking about getting me a Easter Cactus. Always thought they were pretty. :)


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  • Posted by val1 z4 UT (My Page) on
    Thu, Mar 8, 12 at 0:16

I first feel in love with these plants when I purchased a wonderful Thanksgiving Cactus in December. I brought it home and repotted it immediately. Unfortunately it dropped a lot of blooms, so I started reading about them (we all live and learn). It will probably need to be repotted into better soil soon, but it is doing great for now. It has grown two segments since then and always has a flush of new growth.

My Christmas Cactus came from a local nursery and had only one bloom when I purchased it. The soil it was in was hard as a rock so I soaked it and completely replaced all the soil with a lighter mix (AV mix with extra perlite and pumice). It is also growing very well.

I am fairly new to houseplants, but have had good luck with amarylis and African violets in the past. I love to work in my flowerbeds outside and miss that during the winter months. I have purchased a couple of houseplants this year because of photos I saw on GW. Hopefully they will survive. ;)


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Love the Easter cactus. Looks like I will be on the lookout for one now.
Thanks for sharing
Sharon


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Wow....so many buds. Best of luck with it!


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  • Posted by val1 z4 UT (My Page) on
    Sat, Mar 10, 12 at 0:51

Thanks everyone. I was very excited to share a photo. I will post another when the buds open. :)


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Very beautiful & yes, so many buds. The next photo ought to be stunning!


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I have two Thanksgiving cacti, and an Easter Cactus. They never seem to stop blooming, they're all in full bloom right now. I've always been in love with them, there's just something about cacti and producing such breath taking flowers. Good luck with everything =)


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I found a red and a white Easter cactus at Wal-Mart yesterday.

Susan


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