Christmas Cactus Plants
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Bloom style change on Christmas cactus

Zone Cartersville ,ga | Elizabeth Pruett added on January 21, 2019 | Answered

I got my Christmas cactus last year, and the blooms were the typical ones with folded back petals. This year, the buds just opened and lay flat. What causes this ?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on January 21, 2019

Environmental stress can cause changes in flowers and the plant itself.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/christmas-cactus/advice-for-christmas-cactus-care.htm
The brighter the light that your plant is exposed to, (but not direct light) will increase blooming and the actual blooms themselves.
Without seeing an image, it sounds like the plant is not receiving enough light to fully open the flowers.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/christmas-cactus/how-to-make-a-christmas-cactus-bloom.htm

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