Christmas Cactus in January


Christmas Cactus

One of my favorite flowers. Several years ago my father gave me the cutting that started this Christmas Cactus. It is planted in a stone arched wall niche[1, 2] above the kitchen sink. This one just finished blooming, about a month late of the others and it’s “official” holiday bloom time. Click on the photo above for a much larger version that makes a great desktop photo. This is the new photo on my computer. Feel free to use it on yours! A spot of color in the snows of winter.

Outdoors: 22°F/-10°F Mostly Cloudy, 4″ Snow
Tiny Cottage: 65°F/58°F

Daily Spark: It is key in all fields of creativity to develop a rhino thick hide to deflect the barbs of those who lack vision.

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3 Responses to Christmas Cactus in January

  1. mellifera says:

    re the Daily Spark there- apparently the guy who invented PCR got met with nothing but blank stares. He now lives the happy life of a surfer in California, getting royalties every time geneticists, doctor’s offices, researchers, and your CSI types run a genetic test.

  2. Kathie says:

    It is beautiful! I got one for Christmas and am trying to resist the urge to water it.

  3. Barry says:

    A beautiful shot!

    Kathie, apparently “The soil should be evenly moist for best growth, but they are intolerant to constantly wet soil and poor aeration. If outdoors, an established plant may only need to be watered every two or three days in warm, sunny weather; or every week in cool, cloudy weather.” Wikipedia

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