Blooms in Time for the Holidays!
Even though the Christmas Cactus is referred to as a cactus, it really is a succulent. As with a Poinsettia, the Christmas Cactus needs to follow a very stringent routine in the early fall in order to bloom for the holidays.
- In early October, the plant needs to be kept in the dark for at least 12 hours a day. Reduce watering at this time.
- When the tiny buds appear, you can start to increase the amount of exposure to daylight.
- As the buds get bigger, you may move the plant back into its normal setting area.
- Continue to water the plant as it continues to bloom.
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