Monday, January 9, 2012

Christmas Cactus

Photos by Matt Ball

There's another (very different) plant with the same common name - what I used to think of when I heard it, as my father-in-law grew numerous kinds. Our Desert Christmas Cactus is a type of cholla (Cylindropuntia leptocaulis). The fruits stay on the plant throughout the winter and are the reason for the common name.

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