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Christmas Cactus

This is a discussion on Christmas Cactus within the A Kodak Moment: not necessarily plants... forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Had this plant for about 10 years.It really seems to like orchid fert & Superthrive.It ...

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    Default Christmas Cactus

    Had this plant for about 10 years.It really seems to like orchid fert & Superthrive.It now measures 3 foot X 3 foot X 30" high & will flower until spring.
    Piccie is about 100 kbs so i,ll just link it.
    http://www.talbot-terry.freeserve.co...ids/Cactii.jpg

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    nice growing...great to see one of those past the 4 in. pot stage

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    Very nice! Those put on quite a show, especially when they're as big as that!

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    WOW !!!! That's HUGE !! Nice growing Uncasteeb.

    BTW, have you tried grafting it on some kind of cactus? A kind of climbing succulent plant, I forgot the name, sorry. I tried once,successful, but it was stolen .

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    My mom can never get hers to bloom...know the trick? I mean we leave it outside here at the beach during summer and bring it in for winter. Does there need to be a cold shock or does it just bloom and my mom bought a dud

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    Quote Originally Posted by pretty_bug01
    My mom can never get hers to bloom...know the trick? I mean we leave it outside here at the beach during summer and bring it in for winter. Does there need to be a cold shock or does it just bloom and my mom bought a dud
    I keep mine in an un-heated bedroom so it does get pretty chilly in there(probably low 50,s to high 40,s) @ times.I have heard also that keeping them dark for extending periods can force them into flowering but never tried it.
    I water & feed it similar to my 'chids but i don,t water so often except in the middle of summer when it gets fed & watered every week.

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