What went wrong if two weeks after buying a Christmas cactus in full bloom most of the smaller buds dried up and fell off?

Answer the Christmas castus only blooms at Christmas time. the rest of the year it will be greenery but around next october-November keep in warm and humid. try putttin a plastic bag over the plant with a... Read More »

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Does a Christmas cactus only bloom once a year in December My Christmas cactus bloomed in December and?

Christmas cactus will bloom if given long uninterrupted dark periods, about 12 hours each night. Begin the dark treatments in about mid-October to have plants in full bloom by the holidays. You can... Read More »

How do you get a Christmas cactus to bloom?

put it outside. the angle of the sun prompts the budding. i just got a new variety, can't wait. nice buds, tangerine. Answer Christmas Cactus is a succulent, therefore (Ideally) it should be in lo... Read More »

When Does a Barrel Cactus Bloom?

Lost in the desert, a man spies a squat, round cactus on the horizon. Like a mirage, it glistens with the hope of moisture. Everyone knows the barrel cactus -- it has saved television, movie and ... Read More »

Can I Force My Cactus To Bloom If So How?

I believe you can, but I'm no expert. When I look at the conditions needed for certain cacti to flower, I think the same conditions can be obtain in a control environment; such as with a (homemade)... Read More »