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#95944 October 23rd, 2006 at 08:20 PM
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Hows everyones CC doing?I've got one thats setting buds.Its the one without the red new growth& gets less sun.I'm so glad I turned it before it got buds starting.My neighbors has not started either.I checked.
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#95945 October 23rd, 2006 at 11:05 PM
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Nice looking cacti!! Mine looks puny next to yours! laugh laugh Mine also has buds-looks to be pink. This will be the first year it has bloomed.

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No buds yet. It's a small plant I grew from seed from others that died. It set 2 buds last year that fell off when my oldest son came home from college and turned the lights on in his bedroom, where it lives. He'll probably come home this year, too!

#95947 October 24th, 2006 at 03:18 AM
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I had posted mine in another thread, but will share it here as well. It started out as a 4 inch pot for 99 cents because it was finished blooming - that was about 8 years or so ago. It also has buds on it.

oh, yeah... the ones that are budding up now, are really Thanksgiving cacti. They are different from the Christmas cacti - different shaped leaves! Mine is definitely a Thanksgiving cactus - the leaf edges are pointy, while the other is more rounded.
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#95948 October 24th, 2006 at 07:55 AM
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I can't wait for mine to get as big as y'alls are. I got it a year or so ago and it died down to one stalk. It looks great now compared to how it used to look, but is still small comparatively. It has grown a bunch this year- I'll get pics tomorrow!

#95949 October 29th, 2006 at 07:34 AM
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I posted this in the other thread, but wanted to share it here as well, since I was stating a difference.

Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesii),
Thanksgiving cactus (Schlumbergera truncata),
and Easter cactus (Rhipsalidopsis gaertneri)

#95950 October 29th, 2006 at 07:39 AM
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I should get a pic of mine on here...


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Mine is definitely a Thanksgiving cactus - the leaf edges are pointy, while the other is more rounded.
My leaf edges are pointy-- does that make it a Thanksgiving cactus?

Mine is very small compared to everybody elses as well!

#95951 October 29th, 2006 at 07:41 AM
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Please DO get a picture of it on here, Mark!

Without looking at the leaves, I'd probably say if they are point on the edges then it is a Thanksgiving cactus. Is it setting buds now?

#95952 October 29th, 2006 at 07:56 AM
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My white one is blooming now! I have several others pushing buds too and a few thanksgiving one too!

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#95953 October 29th, 2006 at 08:57 AM
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Lynne, i'm not sure if it's setting buds yet... I never really pay attention to it... shocked can it be too small to set buds? If so, it is to small...

I'll try to get a pic tomorrow1 thumbup

#95954 October 29th, 2006 at 09:59 AM
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I've got one but it's not growing hasn't died still healthy, but not growing what are the growing requirements.......The pot I have it in is not too big for the plant.. so I don't know what I'm doing wrong I've had for several months now in an east window gets indirect light what are watering requirements??

#95955 October 29th, 2006 at 10:02 AM
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Diane - mine is probably about 3 feet or so away from an east window. I probably overwater it, so I'm not the best to advise you - I usually pour my leftover nightwater in the pot each morning - I'm sure that has to be the wrong thing to do, but so far, knock on wood, it's doing well.

#95956 October 30th, 2006 at 12:01 AM
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Thanks Lynne!

#95957 October 31st, 2006 at 08:22 AM
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Mine is very small and it was in bloom last year when I bought. It doesn't have any buds on it yet but has grown a couple of new leaves. I'll take a pic when I get home. Either I'm doing something wrong or it's a christman cactus. Not sure when to repot either. Suggestion?

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Chermoni,
Don't repot yet. They need cool and dark fall nights to set buds is all. Try putting them in a cool but not freezing place for a couple of weeks.

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#95959 October 31st, 2006 at 09:46 AM
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Also... once these plants set buds, do not move them - especially do not rotate them. They don't like that at all and will drop all the buds before they open!

#95960 November 1st, 2006 at 12:02 PM
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Mine sit out on deck in bright shade all summer.I bring them into cold GH when they finish blooming.I bought these last year& repotted them into hanging baskets,but have managed to break all 3 baskets.so they are hanging baskets that sit& i'll buy them macrame plant hangers...least they don't snap from wind or rain.

yep thats right,,,,don't turn that plant folks.its suicide!


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#95961 November 2nd, 2006 at 02:59 AM
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I brought mine in flower last winter. It flowered for about a month.

I kept it outside all summer. When I brought it inside it had started to bud. Now I do not know what to do. I put it in a temporary position on a table and need to move it.

You really think if I move the plant all the buds will drop>

#95962 November 2nd, 2006 at 06:46 AM
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Mine is brought in... I just looked at the blooms... they are pink! I'm so happy... I'll try to get a pic on sometime... laugh

(I'm pretty sure it's a Thanksgiving cactus... )

#95963 November 2nd, 2006 at 07:32 AM
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clp Good Mark!!!!!!

#95964 November 6th, 2006 at 03:26 AM
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I just noticed the other day that mine has little "nubs" coming out from the tip of the leaves. Are these the beginnings of buds? How often should I be watering it now? I've always only watered every couple of weeks and I've read that they need even less water to bloom, is this true? I really hope my blooms this year.

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Originally posted by plants 'n pots:
Also... once these plants set buds, do not move them - especially do not rotate them. They don't like that at all and will drop all the buds before they open!
You are dead right on that one, Lynne!! I rotated mine because it would sit better. Now the biggest bud I had has fallen off and a few others don't look healthy ters Wish I would've seen that post before turning it around. ters

#95966 November 6th, 2006 at 08:29 AM
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Originally posted by chermoni:
I just noticed the other day that mine has little "nubs" coming out from the tip of the leaves. Are these the beginnings of buds? How often should I be watering it now? I've always only watered every couple of weeks and I've read that they need even less water to bloom, is this true? I really hope my blooms this year.
Chermoni - sounds like those are buds indeed - congrats! kissies

#95967 November 6th, 2006 at 08:39 AM
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Yeah, I'm so excited. clp Now I just have to remind myself not to move it because I usually just take it into the bathroom and run some water over it and let it drain into the sink.

#95968 November 7th, 2006 at 12:06 AM
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My first bloom opened this morning!
It's so pretty - this does not begin to capture how crisp it looks.
I had to lie on the floor underneath the plant to get the face view.

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