My Christmas Cactus is budding out for the third year in a row. It has orange blooms and vidid fuchsia stems. To be honest, the stem color is caused by too much light. I love the color though. It is gloriously wild looking with fuchsia and orange. The stem color fades in winter with less sunlight and I really should move it back a little after it blooms.
Christmas Cactus comes from the coastal area around Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Must be a lovely place to visit but for now just a tropical dream.
It blooms when nights get longer and cooler, which is now. How lovely that I have this little tropical dreamer starting to bloom just as my garden is dying back outside. I ignored it all summer while playing outside and now it is the star.
All thanks to an attorney I worked with in Seattle who gave me cuttings from a massive Christmas Cactus that was taking over her bitty office. I hope mine lives as long.