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 water...it was such a beautiful plant. appreicate your help


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Answer from NGA
April 2, 2005

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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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