Thanksgiving Cactus Vs Christmas Cactus

what's the difference?

Did you know that Thanksgiving cactus are often marketed and sold as Christmas cactus?

Though they look similar, these two cacti have some distinct differences.  

It can actually be quite hard to find a true Christmas cactus.  Here's what to look for. 

Leaf shape is the number one difference between the two plants. 

Bloom time and flower shape are also a differentiating characteristic.