Christmas Cactus vs Easter Cactus vs Thanksgiving Cactus
There are three types of cacti that grow and bloom in three special occasions: a Christmas cactus, Easter cactus, and a Thanksgiving cactus. Each of these three groups has a very distinctive feature that made them different from one another.
It is so amazing that the blossoms of these three groups of cacti become available only when the three special occasions are celebrated.
The Christmas cactus and Thanksgiving cactus are the same in terms of origin. Both came from the tropical forest of Brazil while the Easter cactus originated from the natural forest. But these three groups are all members of leaf cacti.
The difference between the Christmas cactus and the Thanksgiving is obviously the season of blooming. Aside from that, the method used in growing a Thanksgiving and Christmas cactus differs from the method used for the Easter cactus.
The former should be grown in a place with high and constant humidity while the latter requires a dry season.
The similarity of the three groups can be seen in the treatment they need during the blooming season. They all need a cool temperature in order for the flowers to maintain its beauty and avoid wilting. The color of the flowers is the same.
Regardless of the season, they can all produce the traditional fuchsia flowers and the hybrid white, yellow, and purple varieties. Any of the three types of cacti needs to be treated with a cool temperature before the blooming.
It is the easiest way to make the flower bloom. Cutting the stems can also propagate these three groups.
If you are wondering which of these three is the most beautiful, or the best plant to place in your home, I would say that you have to consider the type of pampering that it needs.
If you want to take care of a tropical plant that needs constant level of humidity and cooler temperature, you can go for the tropical plants. But you can actually have all of these three around your house. There are immediate remedies for issues of humidity, temperature and lightings.
All you have to do is be familiar with the things that need to be done to grow these plants.