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Posted by Suzy11 pa (My Page) on
Sun, Dec 1, 13 at 19:17

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?

This post was edited by Suzy11 on Sun, Dec 1, 13 at 19:22


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Adding a pic would help explain a lot.


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


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


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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


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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.


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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. :)


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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


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