Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Holiday Cactus

Just took my cactus indoors from the balcony
and it started blooming almost immediately!
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Holiday Cactus:
Christmas Cactus,
Thanksgiving Cactus,
Easter Cactus
- mine is probbaly Christmas Cactus(?)
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Originally forest cacti
growing 1000-1700m above sea level
in the Organ Mountains
north of Rio de Janeiro
in Brazil
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Called "Flor de Maio" in Brazil
- will do best in bright light
- will create flower buds for 6-8 weeks
- a single planting can last hundreds of years!!!
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