Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: Thanksgiving cactus budding for the third time.

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xShainax
Apr 29, 2014 10:35 AM CST
My thanksgiving cactus is getting two buds on it in Late April. Is that normal?
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Plantomaniac08
Apr 29, 2014 1:48 PM CST
I just saw a similar question on another gardening website altogether... seems like a couple other folks' TC are blooming too. I don't think it blooms based on the time of year, but the amount of sunlight versus darkness. I've had one that bloomed in the middle of June before. Oddest thing I've ever seen lol.

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SongofJoy
Apr 30, 2014 6:29 AM CST
I do know that they are reported to be thermo-photoperiodic, meaning their bloom initiation is triggered by a combination of day length and temperature, with day length being the primary trigger.
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Plantomaniac08
Apr 30, 2014 7:09 AM CST
Okay, SongofJoy explained that better than me. Hilarious!

Planto
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Apr 30, 2014 8:05 AM CST
Green Grin!
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller

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