Coincidence or Symbiotic Relationship?

The Christmas Cactus on my kitchen windowsill blooms rather frequently for a Christmas Cactus.  In May 2018, I wrote about how it had bloomed three times in the previous twelve months.  Since then it bloomed this past December just after Christmas and is now blooming again.  However, the African Violet that shares the windowsill blooms infrequently.  But when the African Violet does bloom, it does so only when the Christmas Cactus is in bloom.  Is it just a coincidence, or are they in some sort of symbiotic relationship?


“We cannot choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time.”  (Denis Waitley)

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  1. Olga says:

    Lovely images of your special plants. They do adorn our world in a wonderful way. I think they are talking to each other in their own way. Symbiotic for sure. There’s so much we don’t know about plant and animal communication. ❤

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    1. Thank you. I rather think they are talking to each other, too.

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  2. I could tell you the science, but then I’d ruin the magic of it all for you.
    I’m learning in my Master Naturalist class that sometimes you just need to leave it at magic…. 😊

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    1. I like the magic! 🙂 I also have a peace lily that we keep on the front porch but bring inside during the winter. It is in an upstairs bedroom, and surprise, surprise, it also is blooming.

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    2. I agree that there are times for the science to remain unspoken – just not unacknowledged. 🙂

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  3. It certainly does make you wonder how it happens! I love your last quote so much!

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    1. Thank you! I like that quote, too.

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