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If a friend is having a party, send a floral arrangement to her home before the party starts. She'll appreciate your personal touch.
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A low, clustered floral arrangement in all shades of pink symbolizes opening the heart and making others more receptive to you. Start and end the day counting your blessings, by placing this floral design of gratitude on a nightstand, dresser or in the kitchen.
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Common names: zygocactus, Christmas cactus
Description: Named for its blooming season, these cacti have individual stem joints that are 1 to 1 1/2 inches long. Satiny, many-petaled flowers hang from pendulous branches, making them lovely blooming plants. Colors include lavender, purple, pink, red and white. They grow 1 to 1 1/2 feet high.
Special care: These blooming plants thrive in bright indirect light. Night temperatures should be no lower than 55 F/13 C. Keep the soil evenly moistened, and fertilize every two weeks while flowering. Keep humidity levels medium to high. Watch for wilt diseases and spider mites.
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