Problem with christmas cactus

Discussion in 'Cacti and Succulents' started by jreidsma, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. togata57

    togata57 Contributor 10 Years

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    They do that. Could be one or more of several reasons: too moist, maybe. Mine get buds that grow and develop into blossoms, but they also get a few that just lose interest and fall off.

    Judging by your photos, your plant is OK---looks good and healthy. Keep taking care of it, and someday it will bloom for you.
     
  2. jreidsma

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    ok thanks. I guess I can see my grandmas blooms. My cutting off of mine is , I think, starting to grow roots.
     
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    Yay the cutting has little roots that are atleast a cm long. Maby if I can grow it it will flower like mine did before.
     
  4. Alan Grossberg

    Alan Grossberg New Member

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    I know there's been no posts here since 2010. If anyone see this, here's a decent web site with some info.....
    Commercial Producton of Holiday Cacti

    Also, I leave mine outside from late May until October. I let them stay out until they've had at least a week in the 34F. to 38F. range.
    The cooler temps always seem to trigger bud set for me. Perhaps it's also the shorter days, but I think the chillier temps are more important.
     
  5. wcutler

    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I'll just add that the link in the previous posting is from the UMass Extension Greenhouse Crops and Floriculture Program, a site mentioned but not linked to in an earlier posting.
     

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