I have yet to get one orange bloom on my ocotillo. I planted it bare root 10 years ago on south slope of natural Tucson desert amongst many mature Saguaro. It performs like all ocotillo, green leaves at appropriate times just never a bloom? What can I do to get it to bloom? P.S. There are no native ocotillo on the slope just saguaro O'Mara in Tucson
Ocotillo Not Blooming
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Bare roots can take longer to form roots though they should have become established within 2 years.
Watering is very important for the Ocotillo. In warm months it will need to be watered every 2 to 3 weeks.
In cold weather water every 3 months. Water should be well draining.
I would try increasing watering to see if this can encourage flowering.