A few weeks back — on a fairly windy night here in New York City — I was going out to toss out the trash when someone’s small pot of Christmas Cacti (Schlumbergera) crashed down on the ground right near me. There were four full plants in the pot but the plants were in such bad shape — semi-shriveled and clearly not cared for — that it was even hard for me to identify them in the dark.
I took them home, cleaned the dry dirt off of their roots and repotted them in small individual pots with draining. After some very basic watering, care and decent placement in sunlight they are coming back to life; the plant is stiff and looks more the way it should. Clearly the roots are taking.
Flash forward to a few days ago I noticed some odd yellow splotches on some of the leaves; see pic below with areas described here circled in red. These are mainly on leaves and near areas that are still a bit shriveled from previous neglect.
That said, are these yellow splotches a positive or negative thing? They get some decent sunlight in the morning to early afternoon and I put small amounts of water in every 3-4 days. And to me they seem fine, but just want a more informed opinion on this.