Christmas cactus are strong, easy to grow and can thrive for many years. In mild weather they can be kept outside in light shade or very filtered sunlight. They cannot tolerate frost, so be sure to bring them inside before it freezes in the fall. Here are a few interesting facts about these succulents:
Christmas Cactus are named as such because they are a type of succulent in which they flower in the Southern Hemisphere at a certain time of year.
Like many tropical cacti, Christmas Cactus is also an epiphyte.
The Christmas cactus is a member of a group sold as holiday cacti that also include the Thanksgiving cactus and the Easter cactus.
The flowers are available in a wide variety of colors including red, purple, orange, pink, fuschia, cream, etc.
A Christmas Cactus can live for 20 to 30 years
Did you know that plants can help with reducing excessive noise? They have the greatest effect in areas with many large, hard surfaces
The botanical name of the Christmas Cactus is Schlumbergera, named after Frédéric Schlumberger (1823-1893)
Remove dead flowers regularly. This will stimulate the plant to produce new flower buds. The flowers will bloom for approximately seven days
The hanging stems of the Christmas Cactus can become 60 centimeters long.
Stop by today and pick up your handmade Turkey Centerpieces created by our very own, talented Sabino Gomez.
If you’re hosting Thanksgiving Dinner, set the mood with some of our Thanksgiving table decorations or if you’re attending a festive occasion, bring a Poinsettia or flowering plant for the host or hostess. Our talented, creative team have come up with beautiful centerpieces ready to be picked up at the St. Michael’s location only. Designs differ so hurry in and get your favorite style!
Stop by either of our Payne’s stores and pick up a colorful GIFT PLANT to help you say
THANK YOU! Gift wrapping for a small fee and local delivery is available.
BOTH Payne’s store locations will be CLOSED for Thanksgiving Day and will reopen on Friday, November 23!
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Payne’s is proud to feature Tiny T’Embers wood pellets that are made in Albuquerque from recycled, clean, urban wood waste and/or forest restoration biomass. Choosing Tiny T’Embers can help minimize costly landfill usage and prevent devastating forest fires.
In today’s world of technology, many do their shopping on line or call around town trying to find the best deal. Very rarely, do they actually visit the different stores to compare not only prices, but quality. A poinsettia in a 6.5″ or 10″ pot can vary greatly from store to store. I believe this is why our regular customers come back to us year after year as they know our quality. They also know that we grow our own poinsettias and do not have them shipped in from out-of-state.
Because we do grow our own poinsettias, we are able to grow many varieties and plant them in many different sizes of pots. As I have mentioned before, plants don’t take a holiday. They want to be tended to every day not just Monday through Friday. Therefore, on Thanksgiving Day, our production staff will be here watering and fertilizing the poinsettia crop along with all the other plants. The staff feels that they cannot enjoy the day until the plants have been hydrated and fed.
The Garden Guru, this past week, mentioned that since frost is inevitable during these upcoming winter months, Lynn said that it’s time to go in the yard and remove the plants from your outdoor pots and shake the soil off of the roots. Then, go to your favorite nursery, which of course is Payne’s Nursery, and buy some little Dwarf Conifers, young Blue Spruce or Austrian Pine!
He said to take these trees and repot them into the pots that were on your patio so that you have something to look at throughout the winter. There are two choices on how and where to plant these little trees? Listen to Lynn’s tip to find out?
Tune in every Friday on KHFM Radio (95.5 FM) between 4 and 5 pm you’ll hear Lynn Payne’s tip of the week. The “Garden Guru” himself provides information on different topics including gardening tips, fun facts about plants, how to plant and prepare your garden for each season and special announcements.
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