Remember recently I blogged about my yellow and red Christmas cactus. Well bless O Wise One's heart but he knows what I like!
He found me a white one
And a pink one.
Told ya I was a cheap date! What a man !!!
For those who asked about getting them to bloom at the right time of year here is how it is done!
Christmas cactus is actually a "Schlumbergera" and is a native of the tropical rain forests of Brazil. They like a bright location but never direct sunlight. Water when they dry out.
To flower they need uninterrrupted complete darkness ( below 65 degrees) for atleast3 weeks. After this resume your normal routine but not above 70 degrees at night.
For me I keep them in my guest room which I keep cooler because it is empty most of the time. Cooler temps and darkness signal the plant to bloom. So I pull the shades and they receive cool fall temperatures and darkness during October. ( Be careful not to overwater during this time.) Then I open the shades in the guest room for November and by December I have blooms.
For many I think the naturally lower light levels of winter work fine. I like to have blooms exactly at Christmas so I always put mine in the dark during October.
Blessings from The Holler
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