Live and Learn (4/03/16) has an early reference to the Christmas Cactus.
Early afternoon, October 16th, I moved three Christmas Cactus into “the basement” of my trailer home. I’d heard of need to put them in the dark so checked the Internet for information. Here is one link. ~~ Actually, the plants were probably already getting enough “dark” but I put in the basement before reading web sites. Less than three weeks later I observed that this cactus appeared to be dying. I planted a number of the broken branches–and hoped to revive the parent plant.
Now that the cactus is beginning to bloom, it has been identified as a “Thanksgiving Cactus.” A friend tells me her cactus is in full bloom–and beautiful.