Plant of the Week - November 24th 2018

I have to stay with the Holiday theme for plant picks, so this week, let’s look at the Christmas Cactus!

Now here is an indoor plant that just keeps on giving year after year, producing it’s most exotic looking flowers (colors include red, rose, purple, lavender, pink, peach, cream and white – which can last 6-8 weeks at cooler temps) on the ends of some very unusual looking foliage, every year from Thanksgiving to Christmas.  And did we mention it’s one of the easiest indoor plants to grow? Great looking foliage plant, topped off with Holiday flowers…what more could you ask for?  *There are actually Thanksgiving Cactus (Schlumbergera truncate), Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesii), and Easter Cactus (Rhipsalidopsis gaertneri), and they’re actually not like their desert cousins.  They grow in the rainforest in Brazil, so keep this in mind when taking care of your plants (water when soil gets close to dry.) 

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