Of course, great article and all accolades to you. Being from and in Alaska I am also an "obsessive, compulsive collector of all oddball tropical and desert plants" which I torture into small, non-draining figural planters because I have litttle space and because I can. I absolutely drool over each picture you let us view having achieved flowering by being exact on the watering and placement and light in a 'very' few of my oddball creations. Grasmussen is a friend and has driven down from Anchorage and visited, while bird watching. Now I'm going to have to try for a cutting I see displayed. lol
Thank you for a thrilling article,
Palmbob: You can have no idea how much I appreciate this article.
That's because you can have no idea how many sickly christmas cactuses I have down in my greenhouse that Ive been trying to save from their total demise. At least now I have a primer on what to do.
I concur that this was a most informative article! Just curious about what you think about my C.C. You can check out the pics, and let me know what I need to do (if anything) to make it even healthier!
Thanks so much for the timely article. I accidentally did all the right things with my CC so it looks great right now, but it definitely had some close calls. With your great information, it now stands a much better chance of surviving!
Although my "Christmas" cacti have the holiday sprit, it's the wrong holiday. This year my red one decided to bloom on halloween and the pink one on Thanksgiving. Thanks for your tip on witholding water. Maybe that will slow them down.
This certainly was a helpful article for me. Now I know why I have killed all my Christmas Cacti. I put them in a bright sunny window with my geraniums and brugmansias. They all croaked. Probably didn't water them enough either. Next time I get a Christmas cactus -- and I am now determined to try again. I will go for less direct sun and more water! Yes, and mine have always bloomed at Thanksgiving just before croaking.
Thanks palm bob, I injoyed the article. Have been growing Christmas cactus for several years now. One of mine was confused what season it was and bloomed this summer.Don't think it will bloom again this year. Sure injoyed it off season tho.