Sunday, February 02, 2014

February cactus

We have three or four schlumbergera (cactus de Noël or Christmas cactus) around the house. They all came from the same sad little plant we found when we moved in over ten years ago. Since then, we've propagated it into different pots with amazing success.

One of many schlumbergera in the house in full bloom inside our glassed-in porch.

It rarely blooms at Christmas time, however. February seems to be it's favorite time to bloom. In fact, one year I started calling it a Presidents' Day cactus after it's blooming preference. This year, it's decided to bloom a little early, in late January and, now, into early February.

8 comments:

  1. pretty color; just what you need on a cold rainy grey day!

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  2. How lovely to have such a splash of colour in February.

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  3. That's a handsome plant! My mother had one - totally neglected, flowered every year.
    Enjoy your pancakes! P.

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  4. We have one which lives in my study and is in flower too --but not as many blooms as yours. It's ancient; a survivor of my student days.

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  5. So pretty! The donkey tails are pretty good looking too.

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  6. Yeah they never seem to get the Christmas memo. In the States, ours used to bloom around Thanksgiving !

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  7. it's the only plant we have at home that bloom during this cold winter. they are very lovely and vibrant red color.

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