Things are a bit different in Central Florida but once the blooming stops, I generally move all Holiday Cactus (there are different varieties that will bloom at different times, generally starting about Thanksgiving through Easter) to a spot under a back yard citrus and there they remain pretty much neglected until they start to bud then I'll clean them up and bring them to a more visible place inside or out. There is no light after the sun goes down under those trees and I have noticed the flowering times can be adjusted by hittiing them with some artificial light for a few minutes a couple of nights in a row. It helps space out the bloom times. The hazard of my method is that sometimes during fruit drop a plant gets hit and a piece breaks off...but it just gets stuck in some soil for another propagation. :)
Nina ... Orlando by way of Southern California, New Jersey, Central Labrador, New Jersey, Central Europe (several different places) Georgia, Texas, Washington State, Phillipines and various interim garden spots around the world. :) CT and OK were a long way back down the rest of the list.
Just thinking, since few holiday cactus are actually grown from seed, aren't all of them pretty old in one way or another?? Cheers!
My "white Christmas" Cactus started blooming the 1st week of Nov, go figure.
I have over 50 varieties and colors. I love them. I trade with others, great way to get more varieties.
It is always a nice surprise to watch buds turn into a different color flower.
Sharon .. trying to visualize 50 different varieties...it must be really awesome!
Hi Bob...I had no idea there were so many varieties, I bought a lot from Ebay and trading with my friends I have met online. I just bought 25 cuttings from a fella in Wales on Ebay. Surprisingly less than 10.00 including postage. So now the long wait to see what they are.I have Easter Cactus also, that is part of the 50 +
Some in my bedroom, sewing room turned plant room for the winter and laundry room.Do you have blooming cactus? Correct word Schlumbergera, I am not in to horticulture proper names, just enjoy discussing my plants.
I also have 116 Crown of Thorns ( Euphorias). They are in greenhouse for the winter so now I turn to my Holiday Cactus