Christmas Cactus Q (Tis the season; where are the flowers?)
sfarmer at goldsword.com
Mon Dec 5 13:19:04 EST 1994
abu (an138016 at anon.penet.fi) wrote:
: Hi folks,
: I've had a Christmas cactus (schlumbergera bridgesii) for about
: 1.5 years now; A friend yanked a piece off another plant and
: plopped it into another pot, and it's been growing like crazy
: ever since.
: The problem is, it isn't flowering. Should I change its environment
: somehow to promote flowering? It's getting an average amount of
: water, light, and heat; no additional fertilizer.
The Christmas cactus is a short day plant. Round about the first of october
you need to make sure that it gets around 10-14 hours of *dark* every day.
Lots of people stick them in closets or Back Porches, or other places where
they won't be subjected to incandescent light.
Good luck. (There's a snow white one here in the Botany office *sigh*)
Susan B. Farmer sfarmer at goldsword.com Lady Jerusha Kilgore
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