The Almost White Christmas Cactus

A few days ago we had to go out for an errand to Lowe’s and of course I can’t resist looking around the Christmas decorations and plant area.   A few years ago I had a white Christmas Cactus and it had died so I have been wanting to replace it with another one.

There was a large selection of Christmas cactus and I had a fun time looking at all of them, trying to find a white one that hadn’t finished blooming.

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The buds on this one looked white and there was only one bloom open that looked almost white.  But now that it is home and another bud or two has opened it has the most delicate shade of pink mixed in with the white.

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The plant is full and has many buds on it, some of which are now appearing pink.  This plant is certainly a different colour than my other Christmas Cactus, which has finished blooming, and I will certainly enjoy it, even if it is almost white.

I’m sharing with Fertilizer Friday and Garden Bloggers Bloom Day.


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13 Responses to The Almost White Christmas Cactus
  1. We share the interest in Christmas cacti. They are an easy houseplant here in South Dakota. I can imagine a pioneer bringing a slip of cactus with belongings on long travel in early settlement days to remind them of home.
    Brenda In South Dakota recently posted..Garden Bloggers Bloom Day December 15, 2012My Profile

    • Hi Brenda, nice of you to stop by for a visit. Yes, I love the Christmas cacti and will probably be getting some other colours.

  2. Oh soo pretty , love the hint of pink in it ! I have a white one , it has a purple inside and looks soo pretty ! They are lovely plant’s aren’t they ! Have a good day !
    Elaine recently posted..Please ShareMy Profile

    • Oh-h-h a hint of purple sounds really pretty, I’d better keep my eyes open for some of those.

  3. I really love my Christmas Cactii and have quite a few of them. The blooms are now almost spent, but I will get a second flush a little later on. I love the peachy pink one you have. Hope you have a good weekend.

    Yael from Home Garden Diggers

  4. Beautiful Linda…
    One of my favorite plants…
    Looks great all summer…
    And then blooms like a maniac!!!

    Enjoy your day with the grandkids…

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

  5. Valerie

    Christmas cactus is so darn tempting when you see them in the store at this time. I have only a few blooms on mine. Valerie

  6. What a delicate shade of pink! I love it.
    Pamela Gordon recently posted..encapsulatedMy Profile

  7. Nice shade of pink. I only have two Christmas cactii, a red/pink one and a yellow one. I will probably add to my collection next year, if I can make room for more on my windowsill.
    Alana (@RamblinGarden) recently posted..Garden Bloggers Bloom Day – Dec 2012 – Yellow Christmas Cactus and Green FallMy Profile

  8. When I lived in California I had a beautiful Christmas cactus on the front porch. It lived for years, but I left it behind when we moved north. – Margy
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  9. Very pretty Linda like my one starts off white then opens to pale pink.

    • It is always a nice surprise when another colour shows through.

  10. My peep has one of those too but… yours is prettier.
    purrs,
    Nissy