The difference between a Thanksgiving and Christmas Cactus

The difference between a Thanksgiving and Christmas Cactus

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As the Holiday season approaches, many of us will soon be getting out our Christmas decorations which often include the Christmas Cactus. However, according to the Farmers' Almanac, your Christmas Cactus may be a Thanksgiving Cactus after all. 

There are a couple differences in the two cacti and it is seen in the leaves and flowers. 

On the Thanksgiving Cactus, the leaves appear more "toothed" with 2-4 pointy spines on each side. Additionally, their flowers are produced from the tips and they resemble a long tube almost appearing as a flower within a flower. 

A Christmas Cactus on the other hand have more rounded leaves and flowers that only appear white or pink. A Thanksgiving Cactus can have flowers in many different colors. 

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