For nineteen months, I watched this Christmas Cactus suffer through the seasons–and it never bloomed. On Tuesday, May 12, 2015, I spirited it away from the CARE Center with hopes to coax it to bloom for the holidays. The first picture reveals the plant after a night with gentle rain. It was transplanted into a larger planter, with fresh soil. ~~ On June 8, 2015, I could see tiny new growth. On June 15, new growth was very visible. ~~ The plant has thrived in a planter hanging in the shade. I expect flowers before Christmas!!