Random Ramblings

Random Ramblings: Personal observations on a wide variety of subjects. Photographs of creatures and things that are taken on seeing the unusual as well as everyday things.

Christmas cactus - Angel

It is Sunday and although it is early, my Christmas cactus is at last in flower. This is a very special variety as it resembles a beautiful angel - but that is not the only reason why I like this particular plant. It is slightly different to its cousin the standard pink Christmas cactus - the leaves are much thinner and slightly leathery with a dark plum serrated finish to their edges. The flowers are more open like slender waisted ladies with open skirts and wings. It is truly angelic as it thrives - no matter how bad a person might be at keeping plants.

My plant is kept on a sunny windowsill slightly out of reach of direct sunlight and receives an occasional splash of water it is very slow growing and every year, around Christmas time it produces small 'white angels' at the tips of its leaves. Magical ...

17 comments:

liza said...

first time i've seen a cactus angel, it's beautiful.

HEALTH NUT WANNABEE MOM said...

I have never seen one of these and it is very lovely!!! I really enjoy the variety of plants and nature that you always post about!

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Laane said...

It's beautiful.

My dad had a plant like that in his office, one with red flowers.
It was huge and flowering all over.

Furkidsmom said...

That's lovely. I have a few Christmas Cactus, but I've never seen one like that.

Karen Zemek, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" said...

I would think a Christmas cactus would be red, not white.

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capybara said...

We have a Christmas Cactus in flower at the moment. It is a pink variety but I do not know the name. Nice to see flowers in the winter months.

Shinade said...

I have never been able to get any Christmas plant to bloom. so I finally just gave up.

And I think they are so beautiful!!

Good for you this one is really special!!:-)))

Angel said...

That's beautiful! I can't get mine to bloom for anything.

Ana said...

I remember that cactus from my grandmother who has several of them. I'd better stay away from any plants and flowers... they are never surviving in my home ;-)

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Tomas Karkalas said...

Thank you. Your Christmas Cactus looks fine indeed. While viewing it I reminded that beautiful flowers may hurt the careless hand too. Isn't that symbolical?
Thanks again

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Metallman said...

Hey there. This is beautiful, and to be quite honest, I don't think I've ever actually seen one of these.

storybeader said...

my christmas cactus only bloomed twice. But it's still alive...

Social Justice said...

I have 18 xmas cactus all colors and right now in some form of blooming. Have never seen " angel " it is beautiful.

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