Christmas Cactus

This Schlumbergera truncata in my home is still flowering, well into April when I was expecting this to begin to set new branches for the coming year!

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Schlumbergera truncata – See Flickr for more viewing options

Technical details:

f/7.1, 1/30 second, ISO100, 105mm f/2.8 Sigma macro lens, Nikon D7000
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Thanksgiving Cactus (Schlumbergera)

Also known as christmas cactus (but it is flowering here in Cambridge just in time for Thanksgiving), Schlumbergera’s are a strange sort of cactus plants. They have stems that look like leaf-like pads connected to one another. The flowers form at the terminal end of the plant. I grew mine from a small two segment section taken from a friends house and popped into a pot.

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Schlumbergera truncata cultivar. Thanksgiving cactus.

Technical Data

Nikon D7000, Sigma 105mm f/2.8 Macro Lens
ISO400, f/13, 3 seconds