I have had this rather neglected Christmas cactus for years. (So mistreated, in fact, that I call it a Christmas cactus when clearly it is a Thanksgiving cactus—a close relative of the Christmas cactus. This one, with its clawed leaves, is Schlumbergera truncata, while Schlumbergera bridgesii, the Christmas cactus, has notched—rather than pointed—leaf edges.)
It’s been in the same pot for more than a decade, and I give it only the most minimal fertilizer when I’m feeding the rest of my indoor plants during the summer months. Despite that, it that has decided to produce two blooms for me—in two different colours, no less! Just to be clear, this is the same plant producing blooms of different colours. Has anyone encountered this before? I’m not troubled by it – just curious as to why. Is this an example of reversion?
Good day to all I also have a cactus but mine blooms twice a year just full of bloom now and we are in may unusual but pretty
Interesting1 These are very pretty!
Tracy Kremer says
Hi. Yes, I also have a christmas cactus that I bought with bright fuschia coloured flowers. The next time that they bloomed, they presented me with THREE different colours on the same plant! I was amazed. A part bloomed in bright deep pink, part in an orangy red shade and another in white tinged with soft pink. It then went on to bloom again at easter with only deep pink flowers, and then as that wasn’t enough, it has bloomed again in the summer with brilliant white flowers. It keeps me fascinated.
I have one that blooms with some red and some coral colored flowers. I loveit!
Mine bloomed with white and peach. It’s odd too. It bloomed in March. They said it was a Christmas cactus, but turns out it’s an Easter cactus
I too have one with three different colors, a light almost lilac purple/ pink a dark fusia pink and a peachy color. It to has been through ruff times but continues to live through it all.
Andrea Bellamy says
They’re amazing, aren’t they Teresa?