Xmas or Thanksgiving Cactus

Christmas Cactus - Schlumbergera bridgesii

Christmas Cactus – Schlumbergera bridgesii

Our Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesii) is already blooming…no way!  Or is it?

Christmas Cactus - Schlumbergera bridgesii

Christmas Cactus – Schlumbergera bridgesii

I checked online and just stumbled across another similar plant called the Thanksgiving Cactus (Schlumbergera truncate).  Sounds like it’s near identical to the Xmas Cactus…but blooms a little earlier.  Hum…now I am confused.  Is our Xmas Cactus blooming early, or was our plant mislabeled.

Quick facts on our cactus.  We keep indoors in a west facing window.  Actually…it lives on the bottom shelf and doesn’t really get any direct sunlight…I’d say about zero.  We pretty much ignore this plant all year, watering it about once every week or two.

It’s Christmas!

Checking back, it was blooming in February…but not certain when it started.

So, does anybody else have a similar plant that is starting to put on its display…and what do you think we have?

– Far Out Flora

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