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Christmas Cactus

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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#1 Comment By Downtoearthdigs On 11/24/2017 @ 7:17 am

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: [3]

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