Maybe My Thumb Is Slightly Green

I actually think I’ve discovered the key to indoor plants: the right light. Duh. I know I’m not the first person to say that. Right? If you’ve ever read a plant book, I assume you’ve read about light requirements.

The white blooms with pink stamens are so lovely.

I did well with the orchids in Austin, but I have come to realize I finally got my Christmas cactus in a place they like.

This one is peachy white. Maybe I need to get a standard pink and peach one to go along with these two.

They didn’t bloom much at my old house, but since I set them in this window that gets bright light at the ranch, they’ve been really happy.

The first year we were here, the big one got over-watered and I thought it was dead. But nope! It’s white flowers bloom first, then the pink ones will show upon January (two plants are in there).

So many friends have very old Christmas cactuses, and I hope these live to a ripe old age. I was sad to lose my very old ones when we moved to Texas, but now I’m doing well again.

Share your stories of these beloved plants in the comments, if you want to.

Author: Sue Ann (Suna) Kendall

I work with Hermit Haus Redevelopment to help people quickly sell their houses. I do their social media! I'm also a certified Texas Master Naturalist and love the nature of Milam County. I'm also a tech writer in Austin, secretly.

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