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Name: Rhamel
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teengardener1888
Sep 26, 2013 11:17 AM CST
Sorry still no camera but I see buds on my thanksgiving cacti already. Cant wait to see the bloom!! I will make shure to post them. People always complain their plants dont bloom but the secret is to put them outside and let them get alittle cold, but no frost. They need shorter daylengths and alittle cold to flower
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Dryairfoliage
Sep 26, 2013 2:47 PM CST
mine are too
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purpleinopp
Sep 26, 2013 2:59 PM CST
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teengardener1888
Sep 27, 2013 7:02 AM CST
purple are yours, this is so exiting i wanna explode with joy and excitement Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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purpleinopp
Sep 27, 2013 7:45 AM CST
Not yet, lots of tiny new pink things all of the time, but they have all been 'leaves' so far. It's still 85/90 here daytime, 65/70 at night. If it has anything to do with temp, they haven't gotten the message yet. Only succumbed to getting these last Thanksgiving, so no talk about 'usually' from me. Really hoping for a great show though. I, uh, went a little overboard, getting 9 of them. They're around the yard, in slightly different exposures, even one in a giant washtub planter at the base of a tree. All but that one will be coming in when frost threatens. I look forward to reporting on what happens, and hearing more about other peoples' plants!

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Name: Rhamel
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teengardener1888
Sep 27, 2013 9:09 AM CST
testing 123, sorry
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Name: Rhamel
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teengardener1888
Sep 27, 2013 9:10 AM CST
purpleinopp said:Not yet, lots of tiny new pink things all of the time, but they have all been 'leaves' so far. It's still 85/90 here daytime, 65/70 at night. If it has anything to do with temp, they haven't gotten the message yet. Only succumbed to getting these last Thanksgiving, so no talk about 'usually' from me. Really hoping for a great show though. I, uh, went a little overboard, getting 9 of them. They're around the yard, in slightly different exposures, even one in a giant washtub planter at the base of a tree. All but that one will be coming in when frost threatens. I look forward to reporting on what happens, and hearing more about other peoples' plants!

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It is in the 70s and 60s during the day and 40s and 50s at night. A couple of times near a frost, so the cold and lower dalyight hours are going to start in your area later than mines, me being a northerner
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Name: Rhamel
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teengardener1888
Sep 27, 2013 9:11 AM CST
That was my first quote post, just was seeing hows its done
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Carolyn22
Sep 28, 2013 8:35 AM CST
purpleinopp said:Not yet, lots of tiny new pink things all of the time, but they have all been 'leaves' so far. It's still 85/90 here daytime, 65/70 at night. If it has anything to do with temp, they haven't gotten the message yet. Only succumbed to getting these last Thanksgiving, so no talk about 'usually' from me. Really hoping for a great show though. I, uh, went a little overboard, getting 9 of them. They're around the yard, in slightly different exposures, even one in a giant washtub planter at the base of a tree. All but that one will be coming in when frost threatens. I look forward to reporting on what happens, and hearing more about other peoples' plants!

http://garden.org/apps/sets/view/536/





I believe it is the length of sunlight we recieve during the day. Typically I see flowers in October and March. I don't always see flowers on my CC's, but more often than not I do. I should probably take a look at mine to see what they are doing Sticking tongue out

Name: Rhamel
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teengardener1888
Sep 28, 2013 11:24 AM CST
i agree carolyn, but i also believe that the cool and cold nights help, but not too cold, that zaps the blooms Rolling my eyes. Blinking I'm all ears!
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Cinta
Sep 28, 2013 7:39 PM CST
I take mine out every Spring I will not bring them in until we start to get predicted frost nights.

I have never failed to have blooms. I even get a second bloom flush about March. I do not have any buds yet we have been pretty warm at night and daylight.
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
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JB
Sep 29, 2013 7:46 AM CST
Rhamel, you are having buds very early for Holiday Cactus,especially in your location but it does not surprise me. The plants are confused just like the weather. Those of us here in the East Coast are still watching our CC and Holiday Cactus shoot new growth. It will be another few weeks before we see actual buds forming. Those little pink leaves can fool you sometimes. The early hybrids should be showing buds by the middle or the end of October even the beginning of November...depending on their species and environment. You are correct, they need shorter days and cool night temps and that is why some people put theirs in closets, to help them bloom. I have never done that since I have so many, not enough closets. Rolling on the floor laughing The ones in the greenhouse go with the normal length of the days and now our days are getting shorter and with daylight time changing it will be dark by 5 P.M. so we will see them make some changes in their growing habits for sure. When you think about it, it is amazing how these plants all have their own little way of life, just like people. Thumbs up
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Cinta
Sep 29, 2013 10:23 AM CST
Jacquie, I usually have a lot of buds by now but because as you said we have had weird weather. There as so much rain and cooler this year. I have a few buds and I think it is the ones that usually bloom earlier than others.

I think Pa is cooler than your area so I usually do have a lot of buds in Sept. but not this Sept.
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
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JB
Sep 29, 2013 1:04 PM CST
I must check my plants tomorrow when I have time and see if any are budding. I usually notice if they are but this is a bit too early for mine I am sure. They are still growing and are getting really big. Of course, I also cut much of mine off and they are now plants in the greenhouse but even with the cuttings taking much of the blooms off, there are still a few that I miss and they will show buds. I try not to take more than 6 or 8 cutting off each year. Next year I will have a dozen or more new varieties but this year I did not want to cut the new plants.
I like them to get a bit older before I propagate from the new plants. It is such fun....you should try it. Green Grin!
Name: Rhamel
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teengardener1888
Sep 30, 2013 6:31 AM CST
I really dont care about when they bloom as long as they bloom. i also get another flush during Easter, really interrminent from october to april! I always get extended bloom. This is the earliest I have ever seen buds. I even had a single flower in July Rolling my eyes. Rolling my eyes. Rolling my eyes. Rolling my eyes. Rolling my eyes. Rolling my eyes. Rolling my eyes. Rolling my eyes. Can you imagine!!!
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Cinta
Sep 30, 2013 9:59 AM CST
I never gotten a flower in July on my Christmas Cactus. The Easter cactus bloomed during the Spring and summer. You must really make them happy.
Name: Rhamel
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teengardener1888
Sep 30, 2013 10:51 AM CST
Well mines is Schlumbergera trunctata(Thanksgiving cactus) I actually have tacken absoulutely no care of them, they get all the water from the frequent northern rains and they grew profusely, they got lots of morning sun and afternoon shade, so about ideal for them. the new growth was a beautiful pink and white! Hurray! Hurray!
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Cahac
Oct 15, 2013 8:50 PM CST
I started bringing mine in couple week. is ago and just got them all in before the 4 days of rain we had last week. i have 6/7 that are budding up fast will have blooms next week. Right now i have a Hibiscus blooming and loaded with more buds, a Aloe a Haworthia 6 air plants and the Thanksgiving Cactus Budding.
The 1st pic is Xmas Charm and the Tillandsia is a Hybrid named "Call Me Special" waiting for it to blush
will get pics of the rest later
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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Oct 16, 2013 7:28 AM CST
Beautiful!
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Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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JB
Oct 16, 2013 8:28 AM CST
Many of my stock plants and some of the starter plants have buds. I am very surprised unless it is because we had so many cloudy days.

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