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What Holiday Cacti do you have?

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What Holiday Cacti do you have?
My Christmas cactus is blooming right now but why do some bloom around Easter and Thanksgiving? There are three types of holiday cactus: Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. The Thanksgiving and Christmas cactus belong to the genus Schlumbergera but the Easter cactus is in the genus Rhipalidopsis. All have the same coloring and need the same care. There are two main differences between these cacti: 1. when they flowers, and 2. their leaf segments. To help figure out which cactus ...
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Posted in: Winter | Tags: Christmas cactus , Thanksgiving cactus , Easter cactus , cacti , indoor plants | Comments (0) | View Count: (2188)

Cacti and Succulents on Display

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Cacti and Succulents on Display
The camellias in the Linnaean House are just starting to bloom and will be in full-flower in February (continuing into early April) but now is a great time to explore the wonderful world of cacti and succulents on display there as well. Of course there are cacti on display but a great many succulents are not true cacti but members of several other plant families. These plants have many features that make them look like cacti, namely, swollen stems and spines or thorns but their ori...
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Posted in: Winter | Tags: cactus , succulents , camellias | Comments (0) | View Count: (2591)
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