RE: Christmas Cactus
This is a listserve for community gardeners primarily, but as I'm waiting
for a bounce from composition, I'll answer you quickly.
I have an Easter/Christmas cactus (whatever gentile holiday you want to call
it) on my windowsill in Manhattan which blooms twice a year in November and
in April ( maybe it's a Hannukah/Passover cactus).
With your problem, I'd call up your local botanical/horticultural society
and ask who knows from cactii. What may be an Xmas cactus to you maybe could
be something different. Once you have a receptive ear(s) I'd send them
photos of the plant ( is this plant indoors, outdoors, what part of the
country, etc.) Maybe it is an issue of overwatering or potbound-ness.
Plant people can be nice about this. Who knows? Maybe you have an
overachieving cactus that is only supposed to bloom once in 10 years!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: TTSchmidt [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Saturday, February 12, 2000 3:10 PM
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> Subject: [cg] Christmas Cactus
> I have an old cactus plant that looks healthy but does not bloom but once
> every five or six years. Is there any way to make it bloom each year.
> thank you
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