Schlumbergera Sampler

My Schlumbergera collection is blooming a little late this season.

I have various colors.  I will always love the red for Christmas time.

My three favorites are white, gold and salmon.

Both the gold and white blushed pink this year.

I went out of town for Thanksgiving, so I think the temperature dropped in my home.

I have read that getting cooler than 57 degrees Fahrenheit causes an increase in pink and red pigments.

I may experiment with a gold and a white next year to see if this is true.

Many more buds are forming in my workshop. I should have blooms through the New Year.

I so appreciate flowers this time of year.  It’s another dreary, rainy day here.  Bright flowers help my mood.

Hooray Schlumbergera truncata!

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5 thoughts on “Schlumbergera Sampler

  1. Beautiful! However how do I get mine to bloom longer? When I bring my plants with buds indoors the flowers get mushy and sad. Is it because the heater is on? Eventhough here in California our winters are mild we are spoilt and turn the heater on the moment the temps dip below 60 😉. Is the only way for me to enjoy these cheerful blooms outdoors in my garden? Any suggestions would be helpful.

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