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New on 500px : Christmas Cactus by JoeyCulver1 by JoeyCulver1

Schlumbergera is a small genus of cacti with six species found in the coastal mountains of south-eastern Brazil. Plants grow on trees or rocks in habitats that are generally shady with high humidity, and can be quite different in appearance from their desert-dwelling cousins. Most species of Schlumbergera have stems which resemble leaf-like pads joined one to the other and flowers which appear from areoles at the joints and tips of the stems. Two species have cylindrical stems more similar to other cacti. In Brazil, the genus is referred to as Flor de Maio (May flower), reflecting the period in which they flower in the Southern Hemisphere.
This genus contains the popular house plants known by a variety of names including Christmas Cactus, Thanksgiving Cactus, Crab Cactus and Holiday Cactus, which are Schlumbergera cultivars, and flower in white, pink, yellow, orange, red or purple.
Due to our very warm temperatures right now I was afraid that our wouldn’t produce any flowers but it proved me wrong. Not quite as abundant yet as last year but the flowers are starting to appear. Merry Christmas week to everyone. via Tumblr http://ift.tt/1OGeBXy
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New on 500px : Iris On White Nature Photograph by PI_Photography_and_Fine_Art by PI_Photography_and_Fine_Art

Iris on White was created in the studio to emphasis the vivid purples of the Iris’ bloom against a white backdrop.

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New on 500px : Fall Sunset Wyoming by KacieNickles by KacieNickles

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