First of the week, the first blossom showed promise that mine would soon bloom.
I bought this plant, a tiny one that failed to sell,
marked down after Christmas one year for $1.25.
First fully open bloom, up close.
Mama's Christmas cactus was likely S. russelliana.
There are fine differences in the segments of the leaves,
growth habit, pollen color, blooms and time of bloom.
When I posted my bloom on Planet Epiphyte on Facebook,
Ichiro Ueno posted a photo of Schlumbergena habitat:
Pedra Azul State Park, Espirito Santo,Brasil
Bloom is triggered by day length and temperature.
I'm excited to have this plant blooming for the Season.
Join the Party at Tootsie's for Fertilizer Friday.
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