Christmas Cactus Plants
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Why would my Christmas Cactus stop blooming after 9 years?

Zone 48083-5314 | Anonymous added on March 3, 2020 | Answered

My Christmas cactus has flowered consistently every November and every March since 2010. This March, however, I see no signs of buds even forming. I haven't treated the plant any differently, and otherwise it looks healthy. Why would it stop blooming? Thank you for your expertise!

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on March 3, 2020

It does look healthy. You are lucky you get blooms in November and March! Perhaps your plant wants a much needed rest. It's hard to say what may have changed in its environment, but perhaps getting it on a cycle will help. Here is an article that may help:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/christmas-cactus/how-to-make-a-christmas-cactus-bloom.htm

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