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Q.Will it delay bud formation if I store my Christmas cactus in 24 hour darkness for two weeks?

Zone Lincoln, RI | Anonymous added on September 19, 2020 | Answered

I need to leave these plants unattended for two weeks while I am away.

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Answered on September 20, 2020

As long as the plant doesn't completely dry out, it should be fine and could, perhaps, produce stellar blooms once you take it out of the darkness. Here's an article about the bloom cycles: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/christmas-cactus/how-to-make-a-christmas-cactus-bloom.htm

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