Christmas Cactus fail
A very, very generous GW'er provided me with some true CC cuttings a while back, and initially I thought they were doing well but when checking on them today, I discovered they were all dried up, with no roots to speak of and no hope of salvaging (crunchy, crispy) them. My process: I watered sparingly, rooted them in pine bark fines and kept them out of bright, direct light. I'm not sure what went wrong or when, but I clearly erred in some way.
I intend to try again, and so I've been keeping an eye out for replacement cuttings. Now, the one place I've seen them offered so far is not exactly wallet friendly ($100+ for a plant and nearly $30 for cuttings). I can't help but think this is extremely odd. I know they're "rare" plants... but $100+ rare?