Thursday, January 29, 2015

Revisiting the Christmas Cactus


The Christmas cactus actually gave us a few blossoms at Christmas, and it has had a few blooms ever since.  The flowers have been fewer in number this year than it has had some years in the past, but they are no less beautiful, wouldn't you agree?

The plant has been moved, repotted, 
overwatered, underwatered, chopped back, 
broken and otherwise abused over the years.
It is at least forty-three years old.


6 comments:

Grace said...

It is pretty. Perhaps getting on in years and it needs more time to recoup it's energies, just like the rest of us.

vanilla said...

Grace, perhaps you are right; yet like the rest of us, it still displays its inner beauty.

Vee said...

A really beautiful plant!

Sharkbytes said...

Very nice! Mine is sad this year. Not sure why.

vanilla said...

Shark, I think perhaps they "take a break" occasionally. Perhaps she will be back next season.

KC Bob said...

Our neighbors gave us one in November because they were moving. It was fun seeing it bloom.