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Re: Christmas cactus


Mine just stays inside near an east facing window, and I try to remember to water it before it wilts. Blooms every year.

Theresa

Kitty wrote:

In MG class we were told to leave it outdoors in summer in a somewhat shady spot and not bring it in until it got some mid to high 30s temps. It owrks. I don't think it has to do w the temps; it's just that here in Z5 the daylength factor must usually time out just right with when the temps get that low.
Kitty
neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, March 02, 2006 7:56 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] Christmas cactus


The old wives tale when something like it depended on the amount (hours) of
natural daylight it got.

Years ago when mine wouldn't bloom, the family told me to put in a room that
got nothing but sunlight- an amazingly it did bloom then.

Donna

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of james singer
Sent: Thursday, March 02, 2006 6:13 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Christmas cactus

Interesting... because individually ours seem to be on "bloom all at
once" schedules--masses of flowers all at once, which last for a couple
of weeks, then no more blooms until next year. Must have something to
do with indoor/outdoor influences.


On Mar 1, 2006, at 6:46 PM, Cathy Carpenter wrote:

> Mine (all indoor, of course!) has several flushes of blooms, from mid
> fall to mid spring. It is never out of bloom during that period, just
> periods of "more" and "less".
>
> Cathy, west central IL, z5b
>
> On Mar 1, 2006, at 11:56 AM, james singer wrote:
>
>> All of our zygos--maybe a dozen or more of them--are outdoor
>> plants. This year, they started blooming around Thanksgiving; two
>> of the last three, a pink and a white, are just now starting to
>> bloom. Amazing. I don't know when the last one will get around to it.
>>
>>
>> Island Jim
>> Southwest Florida
>> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
>> Hardiness Zone 10
>> Heat Zone 10
>> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
>> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
>>
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Southwest Florida
27.0 N, 82.4 W
Hardiness Zone 10
Heat Zone 10
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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