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Kay Tyberg wrote at 2010-11-28 19:36:41
Darlene's response was perfect.  I had purchased a zygo cactus/mylar and was wondering if I should repot this beautiful plant when I got home.  Glad I didn't but I did place the plant into another pot and decorated the outside with Christmas foil and a red bow.  Wow!  It is gorgeous and ready for our holiday celebration.

Elf Gardener wrote at 2014-04-07 20:57:58
Darlene, I'm sorry to say this, but you couldn't be more wrong in your answer to Kathy.  Although the Mylar may reflect to the cellophane outer wrapper, what she has is The Spring Cactus, not the Christmas cactus:

There is a difference between the two species. The Easter cactus has leaves that are wide and round and trimmed with a reddish tint. The Christmas cactus' leaves are pointed.  I know this because I own both species.

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Darlene K. Kittle


I have been an Advanced Master Gardener for 24 years and I raise around 300 houseplants and bonsai trees a year including tropicals, succulents, and cacti. I have also been a professional plant care person for businesses in the Fort Wayne, IN area and currently professionally care for bonsai trees for my customers.


I am also studying the Japanese art of bonsai with tropical plants and is President of the Fort Wayne, IN Bonsai Club.

Fort Wayne, iN Master Gardeners. President of the Fort Wayne Bonsai Club. Allen County Master Gardeners

I am not a hortculturist. I am a Purdue University Advanced Master Gardener for 24 years. I have studied plants on a personal level by growing hundreds of plants annually for the last 35 years. I have also studied under several nationally known American Bonsai experts.

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