Monday, January 12, 2009

Ukrainian Christmas Cactus

I'm starting to wonder if my Christmas Cactus is following after my paternal family heritage since it is opening up during the Ukrainian Christmas season...

"The Ukrainian Christmas festive days according to the Julian Calendar, starts on Jan 6, Christmas Eve and ends with January 19th, "Jordan or Epiphany." (Wikipedia)

It was purchased around Christmas last year and had flowers on it when I bought it (from Aldi I think).

I don't have a "green thumb" and my plants tend to get neglected, but I did move it in front of a window about a month before December 25th - as it seemed to be the sensible thing to do.

I was hoping it would flower and so it has.


CanadianGrandma said...

Your cactus looks like mine except mine has red flowers. My cactus,which has just finished blooming, actually blooms three times a year!

Scribbit said...

How pretty--I don't think I've ever seen one with pink like that. THey're usually darker I think.