The first flower on my big, 48 year-old Christmas Cactus opened today. This is a "Thanksgiving" style Christmas Cactus that blooms from November to April.
At age 17, I started this plant with two cutting in Michigan.
When my daughter Claire was little, we laid on our backs and gazed up at cascading flowers.
"They look like butterflies!" Claire said, delighted.
In April 2017, I took cuttings from this plant and gave newly-rooted plants to Claire and a friend. Claire was thrilled to have a duplicate of the Christmas Cactus she loves.
Claire said her new Christmas Cactus is starting to bloom, too.
What a beautiful plant. My Christmas cactus are not even close to blooming.
My longest relationship were with my dogs (16years).... they both passed. I have a dracaena (bought on sale after mothers day) that might be older, but I gave it to my friend when I moved, then last year I took a cut out of it.