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I believe you can, but I'm no expert. When I look at the conditions needed for certain cacti to flower, I think the same conditions can be obtain in a control environment; such as with a (homemade) grow box. For example, Christmas cactus flower around thancksgiving and Christmas because of the cooler temperatures and shorter days. A timer can achieve lets say13hours of night and 11 hrs day. I have some Xmas cacti but I never tried...
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put it outside. the angle of the sun prompts the budding. i just got a new variety, can't wait. nice buds, tangerine. Answer Christmas Cactus is a succulent, the…refore (Ideally) it should be in loamy soil (sand added). All plants need to be fed according to supplier directions. Since it is a blooming plant, look for a fert with high phosphorous content. This is the second number of the analysis, i.e. 24 6 10 %Nitrogen, %Phosphorous, %Potash. Christmas Cactus bloom around Christmastime, hence the name, this is also the time of year that has the least amount of sunlight per day. So, if you want to "force" the plant to bloom, then you need to gradually decrease the daily amount of light the plant receives, or just give it proper care and wait for Christmas.
A Christmas Cactus....Zygocactus - The Red is beautiful and quite festive.
In the blooming desert.
The beaver tail cactus [ Opuntia basilaris ] may bloom any time between March and June. The exact time depends upon the effective coordination of enough pollinators and enough… moisture. But the cactus is most likely to flower in April and May . This fits in with the general cactus tendency to bloom in spring and summer.
Put it under stress. Hold off watering for a period ,and if it is not too cold, place it outdoors for a couple of days.
No, it blooms every season as long as it is healthy and has good growing conditions.
There is a Christmas cactus plant that is available, Please refer to the related links below for names and pictures.
Any cactus that blooms at night is pollinated by moths.
They bloom at night as most of the creatures that thrive on the cactus visit during night hours.
Some people wait until March or so, when new growth begins, to prune the cactus.
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A size of a head of a big child or a head of a small man...
To prevent water evaporation via the blossoms while the hot sun is in the sky.
Christmas cactuses do bloom every year usually about Christmas. I had one for years and it always bloomed. It does need a sunny window. At Christmas, there is more darkness th…an daylight. Hence a Christmas cactus needs a sunny window to get enough light. In summer months it does not need a sunny window. - - - - - - Actually, Christmas cactuses require half daylight, half darkness. Most people generally stick them in the light all day and it'll cause the cactus to overproduce food. When a plant overproduced food from sunlight it'll cause delays in blooms and may even kill the plant.