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Care Of Flowering Indoor Cactus

Zone 10001 | Cjj44 added on February 5, 2020 | Answered

Little hedgehog cactus in a south window bloomed about three weeks ago and is now putting forth two more buds. I know it should be dormant, but nobody seems to have it told this. Since it is flowering, should I start watering it again?

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BushDoctor
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Answered on February 5, 2020

Typically, if it starts flowering, then it has the perfect amount of moisture to do so. Likely, it never dried out enough to have a true dormancy, but since it is flowering at this point I would keep caring for it as usual.

Make completely certain that this plant's roots dry out completely between waterings during the growing period. During dormancy, the soil should remain dry,until right as the plant starts to wrinkle, since the roots won't be using moisture near as fast.

If the humidity it up in the area, this can also cause early flowering, though it isn't too far off from when it should be showing signs of awakening.

This article will help you to care for the cactus: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/claret-cup-cactus/claret-cup-cactus-care.htm

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