Most of my outdoor plants are brown or black from the recent freezes, but just look at my Christmas Cactus! I put it on the table in the patio when it started to look like it was getting little buds about 1 1/2 months ago. It just loves the long dark nights and being outside...I guess. I can't believe I've kept it alive for over a year, I bought it from some people on the side of the road last January. Ain't it purty?!