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I have both Christmas cactus and Easter cactus. My Easter one (2 plants in different pots) is a blood red bloom. Well, they have both already bloomed this year but back at the beginning of Feb...so not near Easter time.
NOW, one is blooming and the other one is FULL of buds.
The Christmas cactus hardly bloomed at all & now they are just growing.


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Posts: 4378 | Location: SW Ga. 8b | Registered: Apr 21, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Everything's mixed up this year, Karen. Mine bloomed just at Christmas & one now has buds again. Very weird. Must be an end of the world thing. Big Grin


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Posts: 7710 | Location: Black Creek, WI Zone 5 | Registered: Sep 18, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Yes, I, too, had a christmas cactus (yellow) that just bloomed...off schedule.
 
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They are confused...just like the weather man


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Posts: 7394 | Location: Highland, CA Zone 9b  | Registered: Sep 18, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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My friend had a Easter or Christmas not sure which it was but bloomed on her DH birthday every yr. May16.
Lucky you gals to have them blooming!!


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I set mine outside under the evergreen shrubs all summer long. I bring them in when it starts to get cold. They've usually set buds by then...bring 'em in & they bloom their little heads off. Big Grin


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Usually I set mine on the front porch in summertime. They get morning sun and very little water. One would say I neglect them in the summer. I bring them in when the a.m. temp hovers in the mid 40's. They either have set bud or do so immediately after bringing them inside. They are loaded with blooms and then bloom sporadically all winter. Don't know if they are Christmas, Easter whatever. But do love them.
 
Posts: 15212 | Location: Harford county, MD, zone 6 | Registered: May 10, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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My aunt gave my mother a Christmas cactus and I got her a Poinsettia. The Poinsettia is still in full bloom! I took them after she passed away this past December 21.

What am I supposed to do with them??? I thought I read somewhere about dark cold places or something Confused


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I sure you want to keep yours, but I always toss mine out...too much work. You can google how to make a poinsettia rebloom, and you're correct, it's something about dark closets for several months.

Regarding the cactus. Tossed those too....they are so beautiful when they bloom, but I got tired of lugging them in and out each fall/spring.

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Vera, I get tired of lugging annuals up and down cellar stairs in the fall/spring. I have to go thru the house. Overwintered a lot-but not anymore...
 
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My Christmas cactus and the Easter cactus either come into the house or go into the garden house when it gets cold. Otherwise, they are all on my front porch, facing east.
Mine don't set buds until after they go into the garden house...if they are going to bloom.
I guess we have light longer down here than ya'al up north?


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Posts: 4378 | Location: SW Ga. 8b | Registered: Apr 21, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I no longer have houseplants but when I did my so-called Christmas cactus never bloomed at Christmas. It never bloomed at all until we went away for 2 weeks and it had lower light and no water. I think they do like a little neglect!

Sometimes I think plants get a bit off schedule. A few years ago my lavender didn`t bloom until September and I cannot explain why.

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I guess we have light longer down here than ya'al up north?


Only in the winter. The closer to the equator one lives the more even the hours of light and darkness are. So at the equator there is approximately 12 hours of light and 12 hours of darkness year round. The further north one is the shorter the daylight hours are in the winter and the longer they are in the summer. When we traveled in northern Norway I took pics at 11 pm at night without a flash. However the sun does not even get above the horizon in the high Artic regions in winter. Where I live we have short days in winter and the sun sets around 4pm-ish so it`s dark by 5pm and the sun doesn`t rise until almost 8am. In the summer tho it`s still light at 10pm and again by 4am.


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