Flowering Cactus

Flowering Christmas CactusThis is on the table in my office.  I’m pretty sure it is supposed to be a ‘Christmas Cactus’ in which case the flowering is a little premature but I have two more at home, also in flower.

According to Wikipedia, the proper name for this plant is “Schlumbergera” and it originally comes from Brazil. I love the intense pink of the flowers and also the way that it comes into bloom to brighten the dark days following the clock change.

Poor Schlumbergera needs repotting though as she is looking distinctly top-heavy.