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RE: 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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> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
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