Flowering Cactus Plant

flowering cactus plant
  • Producing flowers at a specified time or of a specified type
  • blossoming: the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms
  • Capable of producing flowers, esp. in contrast to a similar plant with the flowers inconspicuous or absent
  • having a flower or bloom; "a flowering plant"
  • unfolding: a developmental process; "the flowering of antebellum culture"
  • (of a plant) In bloom
  • any succulent plant of the family Cactaceae native chiefly to arid regions of the New World and usually having spines
  • A succulent plant with a thick, fleshy stem that typically bears spines, lacks leaves, and has brilliantly colored flowers. Cacti are native to arid regions of the New World and are cultivated elsewhere, esp. as houseplants
  • CACTUS (Converted Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescope Using Solar-2) is a ground based Air Cherenkov Telescope (ACT) located at Daggett, California, near Barstow. It was originally a solar power plant called Solar Two, but was converted to an observatory starting in 2001.
  • Cactus is a 1986 Australian drama film directed by Paul Cox and starring Isabelle Huppert.
  • Place a seed, bulb, or plant in (a place) to grow
  • Bury (someone)
  • (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
  • buildings for carrying on industrial labor; "they built a large plant to manufacture automobiles"
  • put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground; "Let's plant flowers in the garden"
  • Place (a seed, bulb, or plant) in the ground so that it can grow
flowering cactus plant - Hirt's Yellow
Hirt's Yellow Christmas Cactus Plant-Zygocactus - 4" Pot
Hirt's Yellow Christmas Cactus Plant-Zygocactus - 4" Pot
The color of the Yellow Christmas Cactus may vary from yellow to pinkish-yellow, to peach-yellow depending upon conditions beyond our control. These include temperature, shipping time, pH of the soil, and the fertilizer content of the soil. To the left we have shown examples of the color range of the Yellow Christmas Cactus. As Christmas approaches we cannot guarantee the plant will arrive in bloom. Christmas cactus can drop their flower buds in shipment, again due to conditions beyond our control.
The Christmas cactus (Zygocactus) is native to the South American jungles. The flowers bloom once a year and come in shades of fuchsia, yellow, salmon, pink, white, orange, red and sometimes will even have a combination of the colors.
The Christmas cacti are tropical plants. They require sunlight and the blooms last longer with cooler temperatures. Keep them away from heaters, fireplaces, radiators, furnace ducts, and other heat sources.
In order to insure your plant will bloom in time for Christmas, you will need to give the plant a rest period. Cut back on the watering leaving the soil only partly moist. Allow at least 14 hours of total darkness for the plant at night and sun during the day, until the buds begin to form. Start the dark period in early September. Once the buds form they can take from 10 to 12 weeks to fully bloom.

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Flowering Cactus
Flowering Cactus
One of the potted cacti started blooming today. It's pretty great, and the flower is quite large.
Cactus Flower
Cactus Flower
Cactus flower from a desert cactus plant. Taken at the Albuquerque Botanical Gardens

flowering cactus plant
flowering cactus plant
Mini Leaf Jade Plant - Crassula - Easy to Grow - 3" Pot
Commonly known as jade plant, friendship tree, lucky plant or Money Plant, Crassula is a succulent plant with small pink or white flowers. It is native to South Africa, and is common as a houseplant worldwide.
Jades are evergreen plants with thick branches and smooth, rounded, fleshy leaves that grow in opposing pairs along the branches. Leaves are a rich jade green; some varieties may develop a red tinge on the edges of leaves when exposed to high levels of sunlight. New stem growth is the same color and texture as the leaves, but becomes brown and woody with age. Under the right conditions, they may produce small white or pink star like flowers in early spring.Care:
As succulents, they require a normal watering when the soil is dry in the summer, and very little watering in the winter. They will grow in full sun to light shade. However, they do not tolerate extreme heat or overexposure to direct sun very well, showing damage ranging from scorched leaves to loss of foliage and rotting stems. Most of the common species will tolerate a limited degree of frost but overexposure to cold weather will kill them.