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Apr 29, 2014 10:35 AM CST
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My thanksgiving cactus is getting two buds on it in Late April. Is that normal?
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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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Apr 30, 2014 6:29 AM CST
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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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.
I garden for the pollinators.
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Apr 30, 2014 7:09 AM CST

Okay, SongofJoy explained that better than me. Hilarious!

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Apr 30, 2014 8:05 AM CST
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Avid Green Pages Reviewer
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Garden Ideas: Master Level Cat Lover Birds Region: Tennessee Echinacea
Green Grin!
I garden for the pollinators.
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