Luckily at this time of year there is plenty going on to keep me entertained. First is my zygocactus (schlumbergera). This one is the old-fashioned deep cerise-colored one. I give it no attention all year and despite this, it gives me two flushes of blooms - one in late Autumn and the other in mid-winter.
The blooms are followed by these pink fruits which last a very long time (these are from last year!). I plan to propagate them when they eventually become ripe:
The foliage is velvety and fury and has an interesting sliver stripe pattern to it.
It roots easily in water or soil and grows rapidly. I left this one in an out-of-the-way spot where it did OK until I stored some stacks of pots next to it - it then went crazy and doubled in size (it must really like its privacy).
The blooms are pretty in dark corners where nothing else will grow.