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Author Topic: Schlumbergera - Christmas or Holiday Cactus  (Read 9667 times)

ThomasB

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Schlumbergera - Christmas or Holiday Cactus
« on: November 26, 2012, 09:20:00 PM »
So far no thread about these cacti. They're flowering in late autumn when it's dull and grey outside.

The first species to flower in september was S. orssichiana with quite large flowers.

S. truncata is one parent of all of the modern hybrids commercially available
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Re: Schlumbergera - Christmas or Holiday Cactus
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2012, 09:26:54 PM »
Quite some are different shades of pink.
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Re: Schlumbergera - Christmas or Holiday Cactus
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2012, 09:29:35 PM »
Other colours which flowered so far are shades of red and orange.
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Re: Schlumbergera - Christmas or Holiday Cactus
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2012, 07:38:11 PM »
Lovely flowers Thomas. The only one I grow (at the moment) is S. opuntioides, which flowers in very early spring for me, so my plant is currently in bud.
Here is a picture taken a couple of years ago

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Re: Schlumbergera - Christmas or Holiday Cactus
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2012, 02:30:53 PM »
When I saw this heading I thought there must be some mistake and someone had started their festive celebrations early.  :o Schlumbergera sounds as if you are slurring your words already ;D

Didn't they use to be called Zygo (Zigo) cactus?  Shows how out of touch I am, but I shall have to have a few glasses of something alcoholic before I tackle Schlumbergera.

Lovely pictures though, we just have one pink one and it has just finished flowering.
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Re: Schlumbergera - Christmas or Holiday Cactus
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2012, 09:37:38 PM »
Thank you, shelagh.

The white Aspen is flowering with a small flower. Samba Brasil is really colourful - starting with pink buds which turn to white, yellow, orange and red flowers. Love this one!
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Re: Schlumbergera - Christmas or Holiday Cactus
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2013, 08:38:19 PM »
Some more Schlumbergera flowers, some are still putting on a flower every now and then.

Hatherton Charm
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Frances Rollason
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Re: Schlumbergera - Christmas or Holiday Cactus
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2013, 04:47:07 AM »
Spectacular. Had no idea such gorgeous cvs even existed. Here in South America they flower in early/mid autumn.
Alberto Castillo, in south America, near buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Re: Schlumbergera - Christmas or Holiday Cactus
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2013, 11:45:19 PM »
Here in Brazil is known as the May-flower, as bloom in the month of May.
Valter saia developed many colors.
Your site:  www.saia.com.br

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Re: Schlumbergera - Christmas or Holiday Cactus
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2013, 10:09:40 PM »
More yellow flowering ones first
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Re: Schlumbergera - Christmas or Holiday Cactus
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2013, 10:11:53 PM »
Orange and red shades
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Re: Schlumbergera - Christmas or Holiday Cactus
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2013, 10:13:48 PM »
Finally some other colours  ;)
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Re: Schlumbergera - Christmas or Holiday Cactus
« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2013, 06:15:02 PM »
Thomas, thanks for showing these, they're all so luscious.
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Re: Schlumbergera - Christmas or Holiday Cactus
« Reply #13 on: December 25, 2013, 07:49:43 PM »
Thomas, thanks for showing these, they're all so luscious.
...... and so delightfully seasonal!
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Not Quite Christmas Cactus
« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2013, 06:01:55 AM »
On the other side of the world we've had these in flower
cheers
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« Last Edit: December 28, 2013, 06:05:48 AM by fermides »
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