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Asked by
Food4wisdom on
May 30, 2019
Melbourne Australia

Q. Fish bone cactus how to make it flower?

Fish bone cactus grows easy, outdoor in ground, clay soil, full sun, but never flowers for me. I suspect it may be the cold and rain during Melbourne winter.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 31, 2019
Certified Expert
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These plants require warmth with high humidity. They should be kept at 16–25°C (61–77°F), it may drop to 10–15°C (50–59°F) for shorter periods. Mist spray them daily and stand the pots on trays or saucers of moist pebbles.

After flower buds start to form, apply a tomato-type fertilizer every two weeks. Stop feeding when most buds are open.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/fishbone-cactus/orchid-cactus-care.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
August 20, 2019

Q. growing of the Zig Zag cactus

I have a Zig Zag cactus but hasn’t bloomed for 2 years now. What’s wrong?Potplant Soil be dense and gets morning sun till 11:30. Please advise me in what I am doing wrong

Answered by
GKH_Susan on
August 21, 2019
Certified Expert
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According to the article below, the plants only rarely bloom so you probably are not doing anything wrong. The plants prefer a soil similar to an orchid mix and make sure you don't overwater. Allow to dry out between waterings. Read more below:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/fishbone-cactus/orchid-cactus-care.htm

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