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Q.Christmas Cactus

Zone Kendrick, ID 83537 (zone 6) | Anonymous added on November 22, 2017 | Answered

My brother in law inherited the family Christmas cactus which always had red flowers. He gave me some “leaves” and my little C cactus is healthy and growing well. It is now flowering with lovely white flowers with pink stamens. ??? Any ideas what happened?
Nora A.

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Answered on November 24, 2017

What most likely happened is that you got a "sport", or a genetic mutant that arose on one part of the larger plant. The cutting you planted must have carried the mutation. Here is more about plant sports:

Some Christmas cactus plants do produce white blooms, so now it seems you have one of those: https://extension.psu.edu/plants/master-gardener/counties/adams/news/2012/getting-christmas-cactus-to-bloom

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