A 64 year old Christmas Cactus

Posted on: November 18, 2019 | Written By: | Comments


Timberly Painter

Just wanted to share a picture of my mom’s Christmas cactus that she has had since she got married in 1955!!! It has never been fertilized and only repotted It currently resides in a pot about 18 inches square and is covered with buds!!! It was a wedding present for the newlyweds and has lasted as long as their marriage has ❤️

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