Thursday, March 22, 2012

She Keeps Blooming And Blooming ...

This post is for the Moms.  The Mother-in-Law gave us a Christmas cactus back in 2009.  Pictures of it blooming has graced Homer's Travels a few times since.  The cactus usually blooms around Christmas  and lasts a month or two.  Last year was an exception in that it bloomed twice - once around Christmas and once around Easter.  This year ... Well check out this picture:

Blooms and New Buds
It started blooming in December and hasn't stopped.  It's still getting new buds on it though it has started to slow down in the last week or so.  I gave my Mom a clipping last year.  I believe it has already bloomed.

I have to say, this 100 year old lady comes from sturdy stock and, as a commentor said back in 2009, "Your cactus is not only happy, it's on cloud nine!"  So ... what's happier than cloud 9?

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  1. Beautiful. Funny you should write this because I was looking at my CC this morning and thought...wow! Lots of new leaves coming on but at the end of two of the fronds some little bumps coming that didn't look like the others...maybe..but could be just a leaf but that is good too....I will keep watching!

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    1. Mine has finally stopped blooming. Just in time for Easter.

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  2. Lucky people, mine just sits and does nothing....not fair
    MiL

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    1. I think you need to underwater it starting in October or November then in January water it once a week or so and it will take off.

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  3. My Mom's has been blooming like crazy this year as well!

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  4. What are you doing? Mine is totally quiet!! Do you feed it?

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    1. I think I underwatered it for the last few months of 2011 and then when i started watering it more it took off.

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