Schlumbergera ‘Malissa’ / peak of season
15 fully open, 9 on the brink, and more to come!
A recent cactus fiend
Happily indoors as the freezing rain starts to arrive!
Oh damn. Never seen a christmas cactus in bloom, and could never figure out why anybody fuckin’ liked them.
Now I see why.
And in person it is so amazing! I just can’t catch it on camera in any light!
When I picked this one up last year on my birthday, I am sure that the blooms were pure white - or is it that the buds fell off and I never saw a mature bloom? - anyway, they have slightest tinge of fuschia. This first bud has been well ahead of the rest since it appeared, so hopefully in a week or so, it will be loaded with blooms.
The Schlumbergera ‘Malissa’, commonly called Christmas or Easter cactus, survived the Texas summer under the partial shade provided by the Mexican plum tree. Many of the leaves are scarred, but they are loaded with buds!
I submitted a picture of my shlumbergera to Cactguy a long time ago pertaining to transplanting the thing, it’s been around since the 80’s, sorry man I couldn’t get to that yet because it started to bud/bloom.. dont have any other pictures of it, or in full bloom as of now. I’m itching for the perfect time to finally transplant it aa
Blooms are always a good sign!