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1 24th February 08:17
mddestiny
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Default House plant question (cactus christmas flowering)


I got a christmas cactus as a yule present for someone today. My question is,
how do I keep it flowering until the day? I got one which had only one flower
fully out and lots of buds.
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2 24th February 08:18
kay easton
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In article <20031214101957.29517.00000138@mb-m02.aol.com>, Rhiannon S
<mddestiny@aol.comlemon> writes


Keep it cool (but not too close to freezing)
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3 24th February 08:18
mddestiny
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Well I guess I can do that, I had ice on the inside of my bedroom window not
that long ago.

Uh-oh. I'll try and keep it in the warmer room then<g> What about light
levels, I live in a north east facing flat so after about 10 am it can be very
dark in here?

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4 24th February 10:02
martin
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Default House plant question (cactus flowering little)


I've had a Christmas cactus since 1968, each year it has flowered a
little bit earlier, this year it started flowering in October.
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5 24th February 10:04
frogleg
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Many 'seasonal' plants are greenhouse grown under conditions designed
to deliver peak display at a time unnatural for the plant. Bulbs sold
for early winter bloom (Amaryllis, Narcissus) have been artificially
conditioned to spring into life and bloom (indoors) when they are
planted/watered. If you maintain them over time, they will gradually
revert to normal seasonal response.
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6 24th February 14:32
aphodius
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Default House plant question (have pot flowering flowers night)


very


Don't bother about the light. At this time of the year when schlumbergias
produce their flowers, they prefer a room without artificial light.. A
spare, unoccupied bedroom is ideal where they can have natural light during
the day and it is dark during the evening and night. However, it is most
important not to keep turning the plant around as schlumbergias are very
prone to their young buds twisting off the leaves. Put a mark on the pot
where it faces a window making sure you always keep it in that position,
that should keep most of the buds on the plant ready for flowering at
Christmas.

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7 24th February 14:33
martin
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I can't complain I bought for about 2/6 from a kid selling them from
door to door.
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8 24th February 23:15
martin sykes
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I think a thread a while ago said you mustn't turn them. If you do, they try
and turn back to the light which causes the buds to drop off

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