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Christmas Cactus


December 23, 2021

Courtesy of Sharon Guthridge

Above: Master Gardener Sharon Guthridge and her Christmas Cactus.

Few plants are identified with Christmas as the Christmas cactus is. Growing up I really had no idea what a Christmas cactus was. My grandmother had one, but to me it was just "that plant over there". It was pretty for a few weeks out of the year and I never understood why it was so special to her. It was only after I met Linda that I got an idea of what the Christmas cactus was and why it was so special to people. Her mom had several and one was absolutely HUGE. It dominated the bedroom it was in and made everything else look small. But she loved those plants. We had three that started as...

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