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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Christmas Cactus Care


Many years ago a good friend of mine gave me a Christmas Cactus. It has bloomed a couple of times never at Christmas. I was wondering what I was doing wrong and looked it up.

Here is what the pros say:
The Christmas cactus sets its buds after experiencing 12 hours of complete darkness daily for a period of six to eight weeks. If you don't want to bother with the dark treatment, simply move the plant to a 50- to 55-degree location. When it begins flowering, move the plant to the desired location, keeping it away from hot drafts. The best way to prolong bloom is to keep it in a moderately cool site.


I guess I'm not keeping my plant in the dark enough. It is going to be moved and we will see what happens.


1 comment:

Ann said...

I had one for years that would bloom twice a year. Once right around Christmas and once around Easter. I kept it on a shelf in my dining room and didn't do anything other than water it. Then I eventually kept forgetting to water it like all my other plants. Well it was nice when it was alive any way