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Sunday, December 13, 2009

MORE CHRISTMAS CACTUS

HUGE CACTUS! The fuscia color is still blooming and budding and the red cactus is about ready to burst.  Note that the cactus on the left in the picture has no buds at all yet while the middle cactus is in full bloom and the red one is almost fully open.  They fascinate me!  Another blogger had asked how I get them to bloom so prolifically and my answer was that I keep them out of doors until it gets too cold. IF YOU BRING THEM IN THE HOUSE IN LATE SUMMER, YOU MUST KEEP THEM IN 12 HOURS OF DARKNESS LIKE IN AN UNUSED BEDROOM AT NIGHT TIME.  This will bring the blooms.  I leave mine on the porch as I am in SC near the coast and have not had freezing temps yet.  While blooming or budding, I cannot bring them into the house or they will drop the buds from the temperature change.  So right now we are enjoying them on the porch here by the den window.





















I hope you enjoyed the pictures and If you would like any more information, please comment.  Kerrie

3 comments:

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

Oh, how beautiful! You certainly have a green thumb!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Wow! What a beautiful display they make!

Martha's Favorites said...

What a beautiful home you have and I love your Christmas decorations. The Santa is the best. I believe you are all ready for Christmas! Blessings to you, Martha