Floral 101

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.

  1. In early October, the plant needs to be kept in the dark for at least 12 hours a day. Reduce watering at this time.
  2. When the tiny buds appear, you can start to increase the amount of exposure to daylight.
  3. As the buds get bigger, you may move the plant back into its normal setting area.
  4. Continue to water the plant as it continues to bloom.

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