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Name: Amanda Martin
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Amanda01
May 19, 2016 4:39 PM CST
Can someone please help me on why my flowers look like they are dying?
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Name: Alisa
Gresham, Oregon (Zone 8a)
Region: Oregon
Purplebloomcactus
May 19, 2016 7:12 PM CST
Amanda01 said:Can someone please help me on why my flowers look like they are dying?
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Your flowers are done blooming! The flowers will dry and fall off. You will see new leaves about in another month. Here is my Easter Cactus. Your cactus looks small,too! Next year it will be larger too!

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Name: Amanda Martin
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Amanda01
May 20, 2016 9:30 AM CST
Thank you!! This is my first time owning plants besides my ficus ginseng I think it's called I got last year for mothers day.. there so beautiful when in bloom.
Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
May 20, 2016 10:57 AM CST
Hi & welcome! I totally agree!
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Name: Amanda Martin
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Amanda01
May 20, 2016 2:00 PM CST
Thank you!!!!
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cwhitt
May 20, 2016 2:09 PM CST
@2Amanda01 Mine was tiny too, now it is much larger.
After the flowers die off, water and fertilize it often for several months. Then cut way back on the water, do not fertilize, and move to a sunnier location -- and then it will re-bloom!

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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
May 20, 2016 3:28 PM CST
Gorgeous, Cwhitt! Yours is similar but a different genus and species, the much beloved plant sold as Christmas cactus, also often called zygocactus (for its' zygomorphically shaped blooms, symmetrical on only 1 axis) and Thanksgiving cactus:
Thanksgiving Cactus (Schlumbergera truncata)

Amanda's is the Easter cactus, with blooms that are actinomorphic (symmetrical when divided on any axis):
Easter Cactus (Hatiora gaertneri)
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Name: Amanda Martin
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Amanda01
May 20, 2016 5:26 PM CST
Hey purpleinopp, should I 're pot them to be by themself because my Easter cactus is planted with 3 other plants I got told was alright to be together
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This is them the first day I got them..
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purpleinopp
May 21, 2016 5:41 AM CST
What an adorable pot!! That's amazing that all 3 species were blooming simultaneously. How long ago was this? What are the plants looking like now? Do your plants go outside for summer?
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Name: Amanda Martin
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Amanda01
May 21, 2016 6:43 AM CST
Thank you!!. These are new. I bought them and planted them together last weekend so it's only been about over a week... I live on the second floor so I don't have a porch, I just put them near my window to get some sunshine and back on the table during the night..
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purpleinopp
May 21, 2016 7:00 AM CST
In that case, they're probably fine together since they would be put in the same spot(s) anyway. If they were mine, I'd put the EC elsewhere because I would put the Kalanchoes in tons of direct sun, for many more hours than what can come through a window inside, which would fry the EC. Best luck & good vibes!
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Name: Amanda Martin
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Amanda01
May 21, 2016 8:08 AM CST
I'll probably repot the Easter and get another kalanchoe.. the plant store told me they could all be together but I didn't know the others required more sunlight..
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purpleinopp
May 21, 2016 9:23 AM CST
Outside they would. Inside, the EC can take whatever comes through a window, unless you have a sunroom or bay windows. If always inside, I'd probably leave them together (and save the space for diff plants. LOL!)
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nmumpton
May 21, 2016 1:56 PM CST
In order to keep these succulents alive, be very sure you do NOT overwater them, especially if they are staying in the house all the time. Stick your finger in the soil about an inch and, if it still feels wet, do not water. Err on the side of less water because they can rot easily.

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Name: Alisa
Gresham, Oregon (Zone 8a)
Region: Oregon
Purplebloomcactus
May 21, 2016 5:10 PM CST
When repotting Easter cactus make sure soil is in a cactus mix. Not regular soil! For healthy drainage. I have my cactus facing Eastside of our home. Not in direct sunlight! I use compost tea with worm castings! Get for new growth and next year blooms! I agree cactus need room to grow any they love to be dry, too! Watch segments and leaves for shrinkage that means to water and plumb leaves is a happy plant Hurray!

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