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docthrill

I live in Fresno California and have small garden spaces. Been gardening for a bit more than a year now and definitely have a green thumb. Look 👀

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docthrill

This is a #christmas-cactus and behind it are 2 types of #thanksgiving-cactus one white one red on the back left. Thanksgiving cactus have much larger nodes with points. #christmas-cactus have very small nodes with absolutely no points. @KariSamuel @yogi2 I know that what you have is definitely a thanksgiving cactus. It had to be mislabeled or you bought it during Christmas or something. If you want to believe it is a Christmas cactus then that’s what it can be for you. It’s my #favorite

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docthrill

@yogi2 I have an #aeonium-cyclops and many have told me it’s a #zwartkop I’ve seen both and they look very much alike.

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yogi2

There is a nursery i go to all the time in champaign illinois it is called the Prairie gardens. They call theirs cactus is a Christmas cactus when they sell them to the people. @docthrill

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cyndi

Sometimes stores say #holidaycactus @yogi2 because they bloom around the holidays.. yours again is a Thanksgiving cactus..ive been a gardener for over 20 yrs plus.. I do lots and lots of research on plants.. I own a few of these myself.. those of us who own them are trying to tell you and explain to you what it is and why it is... and I personally gave you a link to tell difference and you already own a Thanksgiving cactus with same foliage. it looks different from the Christmas or Easter cactus

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cyndi

But @yogi2 they are from same family. So call your plant whatever you like but you have people multiple people who have been kind to you while explaining it all to you in details and your still arguing. Please stop bothering people about this plant. Its frustrating 😒. Non of us are trying to be mean but you are not

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cyndi

Listening at all @yogi2 and seem to not care what people say who actually own these types of plants and who have experience with them. This app is an educational plant encyclopedia app where we all help each other. We are trying to help you as kindly as we can. But we are done. We will not talk to you about this plant again. You have the link with the information and you can use Google to do more research on them as well. That might help you better understand your plants. I wish you best wishes.

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cyndi

Btw thats not a real plant nursery its a Boutique that also happen to sell house plants some. A real plant nursery is key to better plant services and names..

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Sussanah

We have to think the opposite. Thanksgiving cactus is in autumn... March April May Christmas cactus in winter. June July August . @cyndi did we lose Jason Parkes?

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Sussanah

Had to change that. I get confused

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docthrill

Lol @Sussanah been there done that

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docthrill

And he’s what #christmas-cactus leaves look like. They are very small with no points on the leaves nor are the smooth and round like the Easter Cactus

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crabby58

I can see the difference 😊 thank you for sharing 🙃 @docthrill

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docthrill

A cutting given to me by my daughter Sarah @saguaro las December. It was only 6 nodes or leaves whom I got it.

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firefly0911

I got mine last winter as well! I am reading about making it flower. Any tips would be great, all of your plants and pictures are magnificent!

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firefly0911

I got mine last winter as well! I am reading about making it flower. Any tips would be great, all of your plants and pictures are magnifice

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docthrill

Unfortunately @firefly0911 you just need to wait for there blooming seasons as far as I know. This one has never bloomed for me yet. It was a cutting I cloned and it may not bloom for a couple years.

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lesliecole49

You're supposed to give them a certain amount of dark hours sometime in the fall to get them to bloom seasonally. I don't do it so I'm not sure the correct procedure. I just let mine do as they will.

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docthrill

Yeah I let mine do the same @lesliecole49 @firefly0911 I have heard if you put them in a dark room like bathroom without windows for a month . I guess it tricks them to bloom. Never tried it myself

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firefly0911

@docthrill I dont think that is so!!! From what I have read, they need to be fertilized around this time, and then slow watering wayyyy down. Then they need 12 hours of darkness and a few other things, then they will start to bloom around Thanksgiving. Mine was small when I bought it. Now it's twice the size. I do not think it matters if it was a cutting. If I find the article I will send it to you!

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firefly0911

@docthrill they like the humid dark for 12 to 16 hours a day while dormant, and almost no water...

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firefly0911

@docthrill they like the humid dark for 12 to 16 hours a day while dormant, and almost no water...

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docthrill

Thanks @firefly0911

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