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by sunflower77777 on June 11, 2004 10:33 PM
I have a Christmas Cactus that has not bloomed since I bought it. How do I get it to bloom?
by Bill on June 12, 2004 02:30 AM
Beginning in September, Christmas Cactus need to be kept indoors in a spot where they get ten hours of bright light and fourteen hours of total darkness, each day. Room temperatures should be around 55 to 60 F. They should be ready bring back into the living room by December first.
o They prefer to be kept on the cool side, 65-70 degrees during the day and 55-60 at night.
o Keep them in bright, natural light whenever possible.
o Keep them away from heat sources.
o Keep them out of drafts.
o Be sure to water them when they become dry.
o Never allow them to stand in water for more than an hour.

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by Will Creed on June 14, 2004 12:57 AM
If you have a place to keep your Christmas cactus outside in the fall until temps fall to just under 40 degrees, then you will have provided the short daylight hours and cool night temps that it needs to set buds.

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