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Christmas in April

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April Christmas

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so why do they call this
a Christmas Cactus
when it never blooms
on Christmas?

33 thoughts on “Christmas in April

  1. Gunta

    Because it’s an Easter Cactus!! 😀 I have one of each….. one blooms at Xmas, the other should be opening up pretty quick. (You can force them to bloom at a certain time… google it.)

  2. Lisa Gordon

    These are beautiful, Susan.
    I have 4 of these and all of them have been blooming since Halloween.
    They always bloom right around then, but have never kept blooming this long.
    No complaints though, because I love these flowers.

    1. soonie2 Post author

      How lucky you are Lisa! I’ve had this one for many years, it was a gift from a student of mine. It usually blooms 2x a year but never on Christmas! They are gorgeous flowers.

  3. bluebrightly

    WOW! I had one once that bloomed at Thanksgiving – I read about the different blooming cycles somewhere but I don’t remember exactly the answer – anyway, who cares?!?!? These are superb. (2nd is my fav!)

  4. Marylin Warner

    My Christmas cactus bloomed in April, too! I’d been given the plant as an early Christmas gift (no blooms) and it must have been a hybrid–In April the blooms were huge, vivid and RED. Except for one small pink blossom and a larger white one.

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