February 19, 2021 9:48am CST
I wonder what my specific cactus would be called in other countries unless they are mostly sold and grown for the USA. My particular cactus is called a Thanksgiving cactus because of the shape of the leaves And because they begin grown in November. There are ones knows as Christmas and Easter cacti too all with differently shaped leaves and starting their growth cycle at those times of the year. Mine bloomed November into January and it's beginning to bloom again. I hope to get pictures of it's current journey as it looks like I'm might have the whole plant blooming for the first time since it was very small. Crazy shared a link with me on the best way to water these plants when they are blooming and since I've been following that my plant has done so much better than previous years when I barely watered it at all. The large photo shows a portion of them plant that is blooming the insert shows a portion that is beginning to bud. I'm hoping as the blooms and bus get bigger that another section will begin to bud so the whole plants blooms for a change.
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• Midland, Michigan
I've had several. This is lasting the longest for me probably because I became determined to water it at least weekly. In the past I've only had half the plant bloom if I was lucky. Now I'm going the whole plant blooms or at least three forths of it and that it lasts until around Easter.
• Los Angeles, California
We have this one too - and in the same color! We propagated some last March - and while they were still small by November, we were surprised a bloom of two came out of some of them. I hope you get many blooms on yours!!