Tuesday, 29 May 2007

Easter Cactus


These cacti are a beautiful vibrant red and should bloom at Easter but they have a mind of their own. I have three all from the same original plant and they are looking particularly lovely at the moment, brightening up my front porch. Compare this to the Christmas Cactus and you will see the shape of the flowers are quite different, although the leaves are similar.

6 comments:

Beccy said...

Cool, do they bloom every year?

ChrisB said...

You can actually make them bloom you keep them dry and then begin to water and feed. But it does bloom every year. I think it is particularly nice because I have just repotted and so have watered and fed it quite a bit.

elena jane said...

beautiful! and i didn't realise there were easter and christmas cacti, interesting :)

ChrisB said...

elena jane I've had them for years and it's what was on the original labels. These are just so striking when you come into my porch everyone comments.

Steffi said...

This cactus I have too but our color is pink!He bloom really beautiful every year!

ChrisB said...

steffi the pink ones are usually the Christmas cacti is this when yours comes into flower?