My C hristmas Cactus didnt bloom last year, i water weekly and feed monthly.. it was a b eautiful - Knowledgebase Question

Valrico, FL (Zone 9A)
Question by bgrimm2
April 2, 2005
My Xmas coctus didnt b loom last year...i water weekly and feed once a month. it had the start of growth and i keep the soil more to the dry side as i do not want to over was such a beautiful plant. appreicate your help

Answer from NGA
April 2, 2005


Very strange. That plant blooms in response to short daylength. This year around Haloween start covering it from light exposure at 5 pm every day and uncovering it in the morning. Do this for a few weeks and it should initiate bloom buds. Keep the soil evenly moist and fertilize lightly on a regular basis with a liquid plant food at the low constant feed label rate.

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