Xmas cactus

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  1. Nov 23, 2007 #1

    NYEric

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    I can't kill this one. Everyone who breathes air should therefore be able to grow it.
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  2. Nov 23, 2007 #2

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    Very nice Eric!

    How long have you had it?
     
  3. Nov 24, 2007 #3

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    I need one of those. I need a white blooming one. Last time I checked, I breathe air and I killed one off. Where can I buy a big one of those online? The one I killed was my husband's that he had kept alive for over 20 years... until he turned its care over to me a few years ago. I killed it in no time flat. Seeing your plant reminded me that I wanted to buy another one.
     
  4. Nov 24, 2007 #4

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    Gorgeous...!!! Eric, you're wrong... I also breathe air and i (nearly) killed it too... we're in the same boat, TheLorax...:pity: this plant turns to mush in hot tropical weather...:( i still have 2 or 3 surviving stems.. i let them 'piggyback' on the medium of my orchids and they thrive... but when i grow them separately, they die...:mad:
     
  5. Nov 24, 2007 #5

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    I too have flowered my Xmas cactus. My favorite the yellow form and the white lacy petal one. They are cool.


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  6. Nov 24, 2007 #6

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    wow. that yellow sure is nice...
     
  7. Nov 24, 2007 #7
    Check locally - you don't want to ship them, let alone a big.

    I have one like Eric's & it exploded the last couple of days as well!

    Ramon - both pictures are fabulous - very pretty & different!
     
  8. Nov 24, 2007 #8

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    Where are they generally sold? I need a white one.
     
  9. Nov 24, 2007 #9
    Most any place that sells pointsettias, a GH/florist would probably have a larger selection.
     
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    I keep finding the pink ones. No white ones yet. I'll call around.
     
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    I've had this for years and despite every abuse except insect pest it flowers regularly. I see them in home depot often.
     
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    I've seen them before at Home Depot and Menards right around Christmas time but not yet this year. I know WalMart has carried them before but I stopped shopping there. I have seen a few pink ones at the grocery store of all places. Hopefully I'll stumble across a white.
     
  15. Nov 27, 2007 #15

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    I got one. It's a tiny little pathetic looking plant but it's pure white. Anyone want to place wagers on how long it takes me to kill it?
     
  16. Nov 27, 2007 #16

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    just hang it in the window and leave it alone.
     
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    It's still sitting on the kitchen counter in a brown paper bag. I need to drill a hole to hang it in the ceiling of a room off the beaten path so he doesn't see it. Fortunately, I think I know where to hang it so that he doesn't see it. We have a couple rooms that he never goes into so it should be safe until I give it to him as a gift.
     
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    Glad you found one. Don't kill it before you give it to him. Tell him you're sorry about the last one and he should be responsible for the new one. :)
     
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    I'm potting it right now. Figured I'd pot it up in Pro Mix. All the better to kill it in I guess. All it has to do is survive about another week and I can assure that will be the very first gift he gets that night. I don't want nothin to do with that thing!
     

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