***Warning: This post is about plants. Skip it if they bore you.***
Some of you may remember when we posted about our Christmas Cactus, but we hadn't taken any pictures of it. Well, our Christmas Cactus bloomed again, and here are some pictures from it! The pictures start from when the blossoms first appeared, and end when we have a few full-grown blossoms.
We think that our cactus may actually be a Thanksgiving Cactus, since its blossoms start showing up right before Thanksgiving, and it actually blooms right after Thanksgiving. I learned from this Wikipedia article that there are several types of this cacti that bloom around Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter. They are brought bloom because of cooling temperatures and decreasing light.
We had a strange experience with our Christmas Cactus blooming in May of last year. I think that this wouldn't normally happen unless you were in the Southern hemisphere and it was getting darker and cooler (and this plant originally comes from Brazil, so that's why some of them are also called Easter Cactus). And the strange thing is, this week Dave noticed that the cactus is blooming again in January! There are two little blossoms, and we'll see if any more come out. Weird!
We have a few new additions to our plant progeny:
a) Mother-in-law's tongue (AKA Angel something...)
b) Creepy Charlie AKA Creeping Charlie
c) Avocado Pit
d) Vine Plant