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Q.Christmas Cactus

Zone Shallotte, nc zone 8 | kat emr added on December 7, 2020 | Answered

leaves drooping, no blossoms or buds, leaves break off easily, doesnt seem sturdy. HATE TO LOSE, has sentimental value and its old. its been moved from nc-wv-fl-back to nc. has done well til this last trip. has been outdoors all summer, has now been brought in about a month ago when cooling off. can it be saved? please answer ASAP….thanks so much!

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Answered on December 7, 2020

Unfortunately, your photo did not come through. I am unable to see the state of the plant.

Recovery depends on the cause of the drooping. Unfortunately, this can be caused by many things. Most commonly, too much soil moisture, too little soil moisture for too long, too little humidity, and temperatures under 50 degrees can cause wilting.

The best way to keep it healthy will be to give it the best, and most perfect care that you can. Try and keep the environmental conditions as stable as possible and it will start to recover. after you see signs of recovery, you can cut off anything that is still dead or wilted.

As far as flowering goes... This requires daylight hour fluctuation. They flower after a daylight hour decrease of a certain number of days or weeks, depending on cultivar and species. (They flower close to the time that their name suggests)

Here are some articles that will help:






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