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Q.I Can’t Get My Cactus To Bloom . I Purchased The Cactus About 13 Years Ago . I’m Not Sure What I Am Doing Wrong . Any Informa

Zone 70301 | Anonymous added on May 20, 2021 | Answered

tion would be helpful . I have a prickly pear cactus . Thank you !

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Answered on May 25, 2021

You are certainly patient with that cactus! Is it an indoor or outdoor variety? They need full sun, well draining soil and low water. During the winter, once a month or less watering is adequate. The cooler and drier winter oftentimes prompts a cactus to bloom in spring.

Non-blooming cacti is usually due to lack of light or overwatering. Try fertilizing once a month with a non-nitrogen fertilizer like a 0-10-10.


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