tarev said:That is indeed true, sometimes I am so guilty of underwatering my succulents. especially after they are overwintered indoors. But once I get the pace right, with the right tandem of light, temps and watering needs, the plant bounces back and if there is still time temps-wise, they can still manage to bloom. In my area, most of my blooming succulents occur towards mid to late Spring.I think my environment is not what winter/spring flowering succulents like. I noticed some like to try and bloom when the days start getting longer, like the middle of February. But where I live I am sure it's just not warm enough by the windows along with lack of sunlight here at that time. February and March are always overcast skies.
Only the Adeniums and Plumerias are trickier, they really need that heat aspect to prompt them to wake up and do their active growing. At times, I even miss getting any Plumie blooms, though I have observed they give me a very brief blooming time more towards mid Fall. Adeniums starts to show off towards late Spring to mid-Summer as the heat waves develop more earnestly. But all the other succulents, they prefer cooler conditions of Spring. Nevertheless, once any of them is in active blooming mode, they need ample bright light exposure, those flowers love the light a lot!
tarev said:Yes, the overcast skies, it hampers the opening of the blooms..it happens here too, truly ready to show their blooms, but holds it off...in suspension mode..if it continues on the next day, I end up with lost/dropped buds. haizzyou think grow lights would solve this problem? I missed some possible really nice flowers on my lithops. They were almost there. Aaaagggghhh. Here February and March everyday is overcast.