Wait until the top. In order to flower every year Schlumbergera need two periods of rest lower temperatures and less watering after flowering in late winter and again in September.
Not to forget dormancy is crucial for Christmas cactus to bloom.
How to get christmas cactus to bloom. There are two main tricks to get your Christmas cactus or Thanksgiving cactus to rebloom in December or November or so as the names imply. That breaks the dark cycle required. More on growing Christmas cacti.
Christmas cacti produce flowers in a cool environment-short day cycle. If you have your plant in an area where you have lamps or any other lights on at night this will deter your plant from blooming. The first is uninterrupted darkness at night.
Continue to water sparingly every few days until the soil is lightly moist. Provide 12 hours of darkness and cooler temperature Christmas Cactus is known as a short-day plant which means it needs 12-24 hours of darkness every day preferably in a cool room to enter a flowering period. To initiate the production of flower buds there needs to be at least eight days of 16 hours of dark and eight hours of light each day.
Take a Cutting From a Mature Plant If you want to propagate and plant a Christmas cactus start with a mature plant a couple months after the plant has finished blooming. Step 1 ReduceLimit Watering. Our Christmas Cactus has bloomed and I wanted to take this opportunity to make a video for you guys showing how to help encourage a blooming cycle on your ca.
It needs to get this reduction in light approximately 8 weeks before you want it to bloom. Irrigation should be significantly reduced from October. If youve neglected to water the limp Christmas cactus begin by giving the plant a limited drink.
Step 3 Reduce Environment Temperature. In general you should fertilize once every other week or so. The first thing you need to do is reduce the amount of water you are giving your Christmas Cactus.
The 3 Steps To Get Your Christmas Cactus To Bloom. Step 2 Reduce Light Received. How to get a Christmas cactus to bloom As soon as the Christmas cactus moves into the house due to the falling temperatures the crucial phase in preparation for flowering begins slowly.
1- 12 14 hours of darkness per day. Wherever the plant is placed do not turn on the lights at night even for a short period of time. The factors and day length play a decisive role here.
Take a section of up to five segments from the end of a stem. As well explain in a moment you should up the feeding when trying to get your plant to bloom. Feeding Your Christmas Cactus Plant NutrientsFertilizer Like most plants Christmas cacti do need some form of plant food but not as often as some plants.
2- To be kept drier. Wilted or limp Christmas cactus is sometimes caused by a lack of water or too much direct sunlight. Soil that is too wet causes Christmas cactus problems too.
Heres what you do to get your Thanksgiving or Christmas Cactus to bloom again. How to grow Christmas cactus Grow your Christmas cactus in a warm bright spot out of direct sunshine and mist a few times a week.