Orchid Cactus
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How to care for Orchid Cactus and Desert Rose?

Zone New Market, MD 21774 | markandestherpetersen added on May 29, 2019 | Answered

Received plants last year. Orchid Cactus has not bloomed but going crazy with growth. Desert Rose has remain the same also.

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BushDoctor
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Answered on May 29, 2019

There are a few reasons that come to mind, but without some photos I am just taking guesses. If you can include photos then I will be able to help a little better.

Most of the time this is due to a lack of light. It can also happen because of over/under watering, or over/under fertilization!

Too much nitrogen, or too heavy of a soil can cause the lack of flowers, as can a lack of phosphorus and potassium in the soil.

For now, I will include two links that will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/desert-rose/desert-rose-not-blooming.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/epiphyllum/epiphyllum-varieties.htm

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