Asked on Nov 4, 2012
I have a Xmas cactus that's probably 25 yrs old. For many years now, it's bloomed at Thanksgiving. This year,
I think it will happen even before then. It lives on the deck all spring and summer and just came inside maybe a week or 10 days ago. I've noticed that there are some "leaves" that aren't nice and green. They're almost a muddy red and they're also thinner than the green ones and a bit dryer. Should I cut them off? None of the buds are attached to those, so they must not be very healthy. I've never noticed this in prior years. I'm a very bad plant mom and nearly never fertilize. I don't know the last time this one was given any. Should I give it some now or wait until the blooming is over?