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    Post by Joy on Tue 21 May 2013, 2:20 pm

    A view of the odd-coloured "White Fantasy' flower. These are becoming a deeper salmon colour. The red bud at the fore is a "Strawberry Fantasy" zygo - schlumbergera truncata.

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    Post by Joy on Tue 21 May 2013, 2:23 pm

    The first of the "White Fantasy" flowers to open on the recovered-from-brown-rot zygoes - schlumbergera truncata. This one tends to be a deeper pink than the other pots of "White Fantasy". They look as though they are made from a fine silk organza.

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    Post by Joy on Wed 22 May 2013, 2:50 pm

    "White Fantasy" zygo - schlumbergera truncata - flower. This is a much brighter pink than is the norm for this type of zygo.

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    Post by Joy on Wed 22 May 2013, 2:51 pm

    Zygo - sachlumbergera truncata - flowers "White Fantasy".

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    Post by Joy on Wed 22 May 2013, 2:52 pm

    The larger container of White Fantasy" & "Strawberry Fantasy" zygo - schlumbergera truncata - plants are getting underway with their flowering. The buds on the small cuttings are starting to develop too.

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    Post by Guest on Wed 22 May 2013, 5:15 pm

    Beautiful blossoms. I didn't know their name until I read it here. Mine are out too.


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    Post by Joy on Thu 23 May 2013, 8:48 am

    Your zygo is a beautiful colour, Jan. We had one with a similar colouring but, unfortunately, lost it to brown rot earlier this year. Brown rot is a common killer of these plants but it is difficult to protect the plants from getting it. Just seems to happen. :huh2:

    In the Northern Hemisphere, particularly the US, this species of zygo is known as Thanksgiving cactus or Holiday cactus. In its native Brazil, it is known simply as Flor de Maio (May flower).

    Here is a link to the Wiki about schlumbergeras. - [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
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    Post by Guest on Thu 23 May 2013, 9:55 am

    Thanks, Joy. Interesting it has a few names. When I posted the pic previously, someone in the US mentioned it was known as Christmas Cactus. I bought it at the stall at the orchid show, a few years ago. I've got it between the house and shed, so it is fairly protected and only gets a few hours sun a day.
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    Post by Joy on Thu 23 May 2013, 10:08 am

    The main thing, Jan, that inhibits these plants from flowering is artificial night light such as that from street or house lights. Apparently they need the normal darkness at night with just moonlight as artificial light will prevent flowering for some reason. So it would seem as though your plant is in a good spot.

    Fortunately, ours are protected from the street lights out front as they are really strong lights. Also they don't get much in the way of light leakage from our lounge room. They don't get any sun just indirect light which is brightest around the period of the summer solstice when the sun is at its furtherest south.
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    Post by Guest on Thu 23 May 2013, 10:29 am

    Good information, thanks, Joy.
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    Post by Joy on Fri 24 May 2013, 3:16 pm

    That's ok, Jan. :D

    "White Fantasy" & "Strawberry Fantasy" zygoes - schlumbergera truncata.

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    Post by Joy on Fri 24 May 2013, 3:17 pm

    "White Fantasy" & "Strawberry Fantasy" zygoes - schlumbergera truncata.

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    Post by Joy on Sat 25 May 2013, 11:37 am

    Our old variety unknown zygo - schlumbergera truncata - has started opening its flowers. With the recovered-from-brown-rot zygoes.

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    Post by Joy on Sat 25 May 2013, 11:38 am

    Our old variety unknown zygo - schlumbergera truncata - has started opening its flowers.

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    Post by Joy on Sat 25 May 2013, 11:38 am

    "White Fantasy" & "Strawberry Fantasy" - schlumbergera truncata.

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    Post by Joy on Sat 25 May 2013, 11:39 am

    Our old variety unknown zygo - schlumbergera truncata - with the recovered-from-brown-rot zygoes.

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    Post by Joy on Thu 20 Jun 2013, 3:12 pm

    Have been very slack with posting pics of our beautiful zygo -schlumbergera truncata - flowers lately so here I am doing a little bit of catch up.

    "Strawberry Fantasy" & "White Fantasy" flowers. The red is so striking it dazzles.

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    Post by Joy on Thu 20 Jun 2013, 3:14 pm

    "Strawberry Fantasy" & "White Fantasy" zygo - schlumbergera truncata - flowers.

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    Post by Joy on Thu 20 Jun 2013, 3:16 pm

    The old type unkown zygo - schlumbergera truncata - is busy opening its flowers now as is the "White Fantasy".



    There are many more to come. :lol2:
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    Post by Joy on Tue 23 Jul 2013, 4:07 pm

    Have been a wee bit slack in posting the rest of the pics of this year's zygo flowering season. Here are some more images of these beautiful flowers.

     "White Fantasy" zygo - schlumbergera truncata - flower.

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    Post by Joy on Tue 23 Jul 2013, 4:08 pm

    One of the flowers of the old zygo - schlumbergera truncata.

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    Post by Joy on Tue 23 Jul 2013, 4:09 pm

    "White Fantasy" zygo - schlumbergera truncata - flower.

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    Post by Joy on Tue 23 Jul 2013, 4:11 pm

    "White Fantasy" zygo - schlumbergera truncata - flower.

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    Post by Joy on Wed 24 Jul 2013, 10:41 am

    Some more images of the very photogenic zygo flowers from this season.

    The mystery differently coloured "White Fantasy" zygo - schlumbergera truncata - flowers.

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    Post by Joy on Wed 24 Jul 2013, 10:42 am

    "White Fantasy" zygo - schlumbergera truncata - flowers.


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