My Christmas cactus generally has pink flowers. For some reason, it is growing this one single white flower like thing. It’s been on the plant for at least two weeks and has not opened or gotten any bigger. Can anyone tell me what this is. It does not appear to be a flower.enter image description here

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    Please post a photo Aug 13, 2023 at 19:39
  • Unfortunately, the photo you posted is out of focus right where the white 'thing' is, so cannot be seen clearly... can you post another in focus version please
    – Bamboo
    Aug 14, 2023 at 19:04

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Although your photo is very blurry, I think it’s a fruit.

If you are patient and lucky, you may end up with viable seeds in about a year. So it’s ok to just leave the “thing” alone.

  • Thank you. I researched "fruit" on Christmas cactus and that is exactly what it is. I've never seen this on any of my other cactus and I've had them for 30 years.
    – Carol
    Aug 24, 2023 at 16:27

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