Gattina, Writer Cramps, has asked to see our favorite Christmas decoration for the Fun Monday project this week.
Mine happens to be alive and blooming - for well over 50 years. We always call it "Mom's Christmas Cactus," because I retrieved it from her home when she passed away sixteen years ago.
It did not bloom for several years and I was afraid that I didn't have the green thumb for zygo-cactus. Fortunately, it grieved and I found a rhythm for feeding and watering. Now it is a faithful provider of lovely blossoms every winter. Three years ago it bloomed from November until April.
The plant is very large - and thus susceptible to breakage from the people and pets who move about. The pieces that break off are placed in water to root and then shared with other family members. Each of my daughters has their plant growing from "Mom's Christmas Cactus." But, now I think that "Mom's" refers to me.
In November 2006, I posted this similar declaration of love for this plant. It is so special to me that I don't mind sharing it one more time.
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(The Flash pictures on this post were taken Sunday evening - because I forgot to take a photo during the daylight.)
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