It Must be Christmas

Because it’s the start of the Christmas Cactus season in Chicago, according to the Sun-Times.

Now’s the perfect time to buy a Christmas cactus, a plant that looks plain at first but blooms at Christmas time if cared for properly….

Care must be taken not to underwater it, as a Christmas cactus is in origin a tropical plant, not a true cactus. Do not soak the soil after a dry period; only moisten the top few inches, since buds, flowers and even leaves can fall off if the roots are suddenly saturated.

Well! I’m shocked! They don’t know what they’re talking about in Chicago. The plant may be from the tropical jungles of brazil, but it is a true cactus. And you’d think they’d have a picture. But no, nothing.

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