Christmas Cactus Plants

Dormancy of Christmas Cactus


barlew65 added on November 17, 2016 | Answered

How long does the dormancy period last for Christmas cactus?


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Alisma
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Answered on November 17, 2016

In order to encourage them to bloom, Christmas cactus should be placed into a period of dormancy by reducing watering, placing them in darkness for 14 hours each night, and placing them in a cool spot. This treatment should last for at least 6-8 weeks. See these articles:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/christmas-cactus/how-to-make-a-christmas-cactus-bloom.htm
http://web.extension.illinois.edu/cfiv/homeowners/111122.html

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