This is one of my house plants which has just flowered in the last week and has some most beautiful but delicate pinkish white flowers. What a great way to celebrate Spring which is here for sure.
However this plant is called Christmas Cactus as it flowers every December around Christmas time. As far as I know Christmas is another 9 months away and I have yet to see any crackers or tree lights for sale in my local store (though they seem to get them out sooner every year – I saw some in August last year).
This cactus plant was gifted to me as a house warming present a few years ago and imagine my delight and wonder when these beautiful pink flowers suddenly appeared in December – little things please me.
However I am now as perplexed as this plant clearly is. Why has it decided to grace us with these new flowers just three months after the last batch? Is there a message here for us?
Global warming is here for sure!
We should be concerned – very concerned. Cactus plants could take over the world 🙂
It’s christmas every day, right? Or is your central heating on too high? You’ve one happy plant whatever the reason….the question is, does it smell? We had to ask…mind you don’t scratch your nose finding out!
Indeed, it is Christmas every day!
It is my birthday next Monday – and of course it is also my birthday every day!
I previously posted this article about it being your birthday everyday:-
I have just smelt the cactus tree flowers – and yes, there is a faint, delicate aroma. Very pleasant indeed.
My nose is still intact 🙂
The flowers are so delicate and fine, and yet have so much detail – I wish I could capture their true essence with a camera.
Glad you are smelling the flowers and your nose is OK Arvind – a great inspiration! Happy xmas & birthday to you from GO! Smell the flowers in Dubai.
I have just received an email from a good friend Maureen Goodman, who also has a Christmas Cactus plant. She says:-
“Thanks for this! You see, this plant is called either a Christmas or an Easter Cactus depending on when it flowers. If you give it lots of love it will flower both times! I have some buds appearing too!”
So there we are – keep spreading your love and flowers buds will appear everywhere 🙂
Xmas and Easter…it’s all good for year round flower smelling! The law of attraction, right?