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by Amany on April 18, 2006 06:52 AM
Hello All...

About 6 weeks ago I was given a Christmas cactus cutting. It already had roots. I potted it in a 3 inch pot with cacti / succulent mix. Since I've had it I've watered it every 11 - 14 days or so. It's 6 inches away from a window that faces east.

The end segments are wrinkled and the purplish veins are becoming very pronounced. Please tell me what I'm doing wrong.
by margaret e. pell on April 19, 2006 12:31 AM
Sounds like it might want a bit more water. This kind of cactus likes more than the more usual kinds. I'd try watering it once a week.

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by Amany on April 19, 2006 02:31 AM
Thank you Margaret. I'll try that. Lately it's been growing aerial roots. Is that because it needs more water?
by Jiffymouse on April 19, 2006 11:18 PM
yep. that'll do it.
by joclyn on April 20, 2006 11:19 AM
yup, if you've got arial roots going, it's just not getting enough water. i'd water at least every 10 days...every 7 is better, tho.
by Amany on April 20, 2006 09:19 PM
My little plant was trying to communicate to me all along what he needed. I guess I need to improve my "listening" skills.
by joclyn on April 21, 2006 10:03 AM
i think you're listening skills are just fine. the problem was you didn't understand the language! [Big Grin]
by Jiffymouse on April 23, 2006 02:04 AM
and learning the language is why you are here!
by Amany on April 23, 2006 04:43 PM
Thanks everyone!
by Michael15r on April 23, 2006 05:27 PM
Here is some good Information on the Christmas cactus.

Good Information

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by Amany on April 23, 2006 07:01 PM
Thank you Michael. This helps a lot.
by dodge on April 30, 2006 12:19 PM
christmas cactus......

get that out of the east window.. It requires no sun......
Mine is in the north window and growing like weeds.....


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by TomR on May 01, 2006 03:19 AM
East window light is fine. It's weak and It won't hurt it. Mine get sun from a west window in the afternoons.


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by Amany on May 03, 2006 12:38 PM
I moved the plant about 18 or 20 inches away from the window a couple of days ago. It's shaded by a couple of other plants. It's starting to look a little better. Thanks for the advice. [Wink]

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