Like something from a scary movie ...
Sneaking up on you ...
Fear not ... it's the simply gorgeous, way under-rated Christmas Cactus
Churned out year in, year out by DIY stores.
But take a closer look ... a real close look.
This is ours, it actually shares the pot with a white / pale pink version. I neglected it for years, left it in a corner, over-watered it, under-watered it. Never gave it a second glance. It's leaves turned red, I think screaming out in its own silent way for attention.
I heard its pleas, repotted it with fresh soil ... said 'sorry' and waited.
This was my reward.
As dainty, as detailed, as stunning as any expensive orchid.