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How to Identify Christmas Cactus, Thanksgiving Cactus, or Easter Cactus

How to Identify Christmas Cactus, Thanksgiving Cactus, or Easter Cactus

Christmas is coming up fast, and you better have the best landing set up for Santa’s posterior: the Christmas Cactus! Well, malicious intent the sort that’ll definitely put you in Santa’s bad books apart, Christmas, Thanksgiving, or Easter cactuses make for amazing gifts, tending to have beautiful flowers bloom out of them. Here’s how you can identify the best ones.

  • Christmas cactus – the Christmas cactus grows upright and later on the stems begin to hang and droop. It has teardrop-shaped leaves. It blooms from November till December or January. The flowers always hang down. The flowers bloom in different shades of magenta.
  • Thanksgiving cactus – the thanksgiving cactus grows erect and continues to grow upright. It has pointed leaves with claw-shaped projections on the edges of the leaves. It blooms from October till the end of November. The flowers grow outwards. The flowers have a wide range of colors.
  • Easter cactus – the Easter cactus is smaller in size compared to the Christmas cactus and Thanksgiving cactus. It has smooth round scalloped-edged leaves. They bloom during spring. The flowers are star-shaped and have pointed petals that are pink or red in color. 
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