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docthrill

My daughter Sarah is @saguaro and my videos are posted on the app Candide, I’m plantdad-docthrill I Live in central California 👨🏻‍🌾

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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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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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