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different colors coming on .. I think this is called red.


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BEAUTIFUL, Dodge !!!! I keep hoping that one day my cactus will bloom for me...


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Thanks junigirl an tina

Do you have any buds on it at all Carol? Should by now. I have many more coming on.
I dont put them in sun.. Like mostly shade, if that helps


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No buds at all--I was wondering if they had to be root bound before the bloomed ?? I have them in the one place I really have for them, Barb. They are to the left of my glass sliding doors in the dining area. so while there is not direct sun, there is light.


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Wonder if it may be too warm in your house? See I have a cool drafty place.. Right now in teh hall setting back from the window..Summer is mostly in shade on porh. I dont think they need to be root bound to bloom. Cause I gave away 2 small cuttings of them to sis an sis inlaw an theirs are already done blooming?????????????
Not root bound at all. I was thinking of rooting more cuttings to experiment again.. Will keep you in mind , with a different color or something..
PM me your address in case the weather cooperates....I may help you.
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dodge, the one you sent me years ago is still alive but has never bloomed. I moved it to in front of window because it was looking pitiful and it has perked up a bit. It doesn't get full sun.




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Hi Sheri

Holy moses no blooms. mine was in norning sun only (Little bit it was in the middle of the room. Now in the hall an little bit of noon son.
I dont understand.........
Sis has one blooms like crazy , no sun?????


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ask your sister what she is doing--I was wondering about fertilizer---the only one I ues is the kind you can use every time you water---but I do not use it every time.

Lynne sent me a few cuttings right after you did so I put them both in the same pot---they are growing well, but no buds or blooms yet--

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Holiday cactus are capable of blooming at almost any time of the year by manipulating their light and temperature. The natural changes of daylight hours will usually trigger blooming of these different Holiday cactus to coincide with their named holiday. In the fall, reduce watering and keep your Christmas cactus cooler 60°-65° at night. Protect from artificial light during night time hours. Increase watering and resume feeding when the flower buds appear.
Christmas cactus and other Holiday cactus do not like to be moved to a different location once they set their buds. Rapid environmental changes can cause the flower buds to quickly drop.

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Thanks MR Bill.
Mine do not get fertilizer. Maybe once a year.
Cooler temperatures may be the answer..
Mine stayed in back room all summer on east side .
A month ago I moved them into the hall. No light regulations at all.



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Maybe mine is getting too much light.




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Below is a cactus that I bought--it may even be the red one I bought several years ago when it was blooming--(I lose track which is which)

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Below is a pot with the cuttings from you Dodge, mixed in with a few from Lynne. They are growing well, as you can see: I know its yours because they are marked as to which end is up & what color each cutting was.

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I put both of these and a sickly one down in the basement today--it is much cooler down there and there will be much more dark time. Hopefully they will bloom for me in a few months. why


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Beautiful Mr Bill

Yours has sort of a fringe on it .

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Bill, Dodge--simply beautiful--all of them...I am so envious :wink:


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Thanks carol,
Ha me went to the post o this am to mail you some,..suprise>>>>>
Try 2maro...........
When I grow up, I wanna be just like MR Bill .. lol


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Originally Posted by dodge
Thanks carol,
Ha me went to the post o this am to mail you some,..suprise>>>>>
Try 2maro...........
When I grow up, I wanna be just like MR Bill .. lol


oh you are so kind, Barb, I will for sure watch my mail.

and Barb, I think that most likley we all want to be like Mr. Bill when we grow up.....


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Well shut my mouth...I have buds on my Christmas cactus!!!!




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cONGRATS TO SHERI ............YOU DID IT .. HAPPY THANKSGIVING.
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BARB !!!! Guess what I got in the mail today ??

YEP !!! I got several very nice cuttings from your beautiful blooming cactus !! So, I got some of my pre-fertilized soil out & planted them ASAP after I opened up the envelope.

again !! Thanks so mych !!!

I will keep you posted...


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Originally Posted by Bestofour
Well shut my mouth...I have buds on my Christmas cactus!!!!


so Sheri--where do you keep your cactus & How do you care for your cactus ?


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blush Wonderful wonderful Junigirl............Good luck now,, did the buds stay on those?
Dont try too hard............
Happy thanksgiving girlies.

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Thanks for the kind words--so far the blooms/buds have stayed on.
Happy Thanksgiving to you too !!!


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Good now you know whats coming in the end..Wee
They bloom 2 times a year for me. is why I wondered of the odd names.LOL


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ok I have a question---I put 3 of my cactus pots in the basement--the main light they get is some weak light from the west--weak because it is streaming thru the small basement window. But it is in the mid 60's down there & I was hoping they would bud because of the temperature & light change that is offered to them from being down there--

what say all of you ???


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Why not try some upstairs no sun, an some in basement an see what happens.



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I have moved mine from place to place but every place gets a little sun. I didn't know they were supposed to be in the dark. The last place it's been is right over a heat vent so the heat has been blowing on it for a week or two and now I have buds. Go figure. I'm going to leave it there and see what happens. I don't water it very often.




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It doesnt need watered ofter


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its beautiful. I put mine down in teh basement where it is much cooler--there is some light but it is not real direct.

Still no blooms though---


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Very pretty sheri

Carol now bring it out into the light an not sun.. See it it shocks into the sun.


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so now it won't bloom for another year?




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Originally Posted by dodge


Carol now bring it out into the light an not sun.. See it it shocks into the sun.


So I should bring it back upstairs, but keep it out of direct light???


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YES.........not in sun

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Thanks I sure will..& I will let you know what happens when it does-- shewinks


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Carol- here's what Don's nephew's wife told me at Thanksgiving dinner (got who that is? haha) Her mom owned a florist shop, and she always got upset when the bromeliads, etc sent up a budding spike. She told her to let the plant almost die - neglect it - that when plants flower they are getting ready to die, and they set forth flowers so that they become seeds and keep the plant going in next generations!

At first I thought that was interesting, then I thought it was a bunch of baloney, as most plants don't up and die after they flower. But her advice to her daughter was: to not to pamper her Thanksgiving plants, and sure enough, Lee Ann gets lots of blooms each year now.

I am NOT suggesting that you neglect your plant - just thought it was interesting to pass on from a florist owner. By the way... I once had a bromeliad that was very neglected and it NEVER sent up a flower stalk! lol egad why


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Lynne: My bromeliad is pretty much dying--I just had to push it back doen into the dirt, in hopes of saving it---BUT we (well me anyway) were/was talking about cactus. and so I put my cactus downstais & so now I thought Dodge was saying to bring it up but to NOT put it in full sunlight---
So now ladies--waht do I do ???


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Aww
I hate to mislead you carol.
Mine are neglected less water an like being in a crowd. Yet I had a new one I started from a leaf an the silly sprouted this year..Of course it been adopted already.
It is correct .neglect

I had broms several at that.. Bloomed their heads offn for months then up an died.??


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