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There are several plant species that are called Christmas cacti, but the true Christmas cactus is the plant discussed below, Schlumbergera x buckleyi, a hybrid of some very similar holiday cacti, and is a very common plant in cultivation. These are relatively easy plants to take care of, safe (no spines or toxins) and can live a long time (generations). The following is a brief discussion of these plants and their year round care.
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0000: Today's Hortiscope: Use some self-discipline to get through your list of errands before holiday guests arrive. Reward yourself with a fun gourd craft project after you've chopped and bagged all the vegetables in the crisper.
1704: Charles Plumier, French botanist for whom the genus Plumeria was named, died.
1929: Penelope Hobhouse, English garden writer, designer and television host, was born at Moyola Park, Castledawson, Northern Ireland. She has written numerous garden books, hosted a television series for HGTV, and designed gardens for the Queen Mother, along with many others. In 1999, she received the lifetime achievement award from the Guild of Garden Writers.
1947: When then Princess Elizabeth of Great Britain married Prince Phillip, she carried a bouquet of three types of British-grown orchids, cattleya, odontoglossum, and cypripedium (and of course, a sprig of Queen Victoria's myrtle from the plant started from her wedding bouquet.) The bouquet was lost somewhere after the ceremony, but before the family photos. Princess Elizabeth and her groom, Prince Philip, posed for photos without the bouquet, though the pair had portraits taken after the wedding with a replica of the bouquet.
1955: Brother Leon (Joseph Sylvestre Sauget), Cuban botanist, died at age 84. He was the author of "Flora of Cuba" and other papers on Cuban plants.