Mudcat Café message #3066246 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #134670   Message #3066246
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
03-Jan-11 - 11:08 AM
Thread Name: BS: Mudcat Gardeners report - 2011
Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Gardeners report - 2011
I bought 2 very inexpensive little pots of christmas cacti at my local discount grocery last year. I repotted them and they have at least tripled in size. I knew this was the kind of plant that buying small and very inexpensive was fine, because it wouldn't take too long to be the size of the pricier ones. One of them has pink buds but hasn't opened any yet, and the other is putting energy into new segments but no buds. I'll have to put both of them in the window where the one with buds is to see if I can get blooms one of these days.

I couldn't have much in the way of houseplants for years for the very reason you mention - cats. There was one old guy who would eat just about anything. I didn't want him killing himself on the toxic ones, and I got tired of fighting him off of the few non-toxic I had around. Now I'm slowly expanding my houseplant holdings.