I’ve had this Christmas Cactus plant for 18 years and it’s never bloomed at Christmas! Today,Nov.7th., there’s at least 40 blooms already out or on the way, and probably twice that many yet to come. And it blooms usually 3 times a year, sometimes in the middle of summer. I’ve never followed the prescribed methods of caring for it, just give it water and plant food now and then, and it seems to be quite happy. The blooms are very soft and delicate, with very faint “fuzz” along the edges which makes it look like soft focus.
November 7,2009, Fuji S100FS camera, 1/25 sec. F 2.9, ISO 400,Focal length 7.8 mm.