The Christmas Cactus or botanically speaking Schlumbergera x buckleyi is beginning to bloom in the kitchen. I have three colours; a pale pink, a white, a red-orange one. The pale pink was the first to bloom this week. They are so delicate. The Christmas cactus is a short-day plant blooming from mid October. Does not like to be overwatered but better kept on the dry side out of drafts. If it is moved as the new blooms are forming it will abort all the setting buds. Just let it be and enjoy it. Comes in a rainbow of colours.
Thanks to all the nice comments about my cold which turned into bronchitus. I am now on antibiotics and should be back to normal again soon. Well I hope so. I have not got around to visiting as much as I would like to. ps. I would like to thank Isabelle LaFrance for the template that I used today.
I will be joining Mary for Mosaic Monday. See you there. Valerie