My "Christmas cactus" as they are called is blooming lovely. I had it out all
summer and brought it in when the weather got cold. This is the best it has
bloomed in the several years I have had it.
Does this have to do with keeping it outside during the summer, or is just
getting stronger as it gets older?
On 15 Nov 2003 02:28:24 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (Mceezee) wrote:
Placing it outdoors (sheltered) is a good thing for a zygocactus. It
will benefit from diluted manure tea and fish emulsion (deodorized)
feedings during the growing season. My Thanksgiving cactus is now in
full bloom (white creamy flowers), no buds on the Christmas cactus
yet. Allow it to rest after it blooms.
Mine's still outside. It's still in the 80's around these parts. I don't
think I'll see a bloom this year as it was a cutting taken from another
plant just a few months ago. It's doing well and look forward to seeing the
For me the cooler temps seem to be the key.>>>
Definitely. I've been doing this for years...leave it out till frost, and then
bring it in. The warm inside temperature forces the buds to bloom quicker, the
short day period helps too.
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