WANTED: The 'Real' Christmas Cactus

supermom7(5b)November 17, 2009

Am looking for schlumbergera buckleyi/bridgesii as my father used to have them but they are no longer commercially produced.

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southernwv_2009

I seen both of those colors at lowes, if google photos are correct.

    Bookmark   November 19, 2009 at 10:35PM
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supermom7(5b)

Maybe I'm confused and my "want add" doesn't read correctly but I'm not looking for a particular color of Christmas cactus. I am looking for the old fashioned Christmas cactus with the smoother edges, not the "crab type" pointed edges. But thanks anyway.

    Bookmark   November 20, 2009 at 2:13PM
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prayerrock(zone 5)

The barbed leaved schlumbergera is a thanksgiving cactus not a christmas cactus.

Here is the differance: http://cactus.biology.dal.ca/paulS/christmas/christmas.html#recognition

    Bookmark   December 22, 2009 at 1:36AM
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supermom7(5b)

Thanks for posting the link, Mary. The offers I've received have been for the crab-type leaf and I'm looking for the smooth edged leaf. And as far as I know the old fashioned smooth edged leaf only comes in the fuschia color. (unless someone else can shed some light on it). Thanks again for the link.

    Bookmark   December 25, 2009 at 10:39PM
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