Can I leave my Christmas cactus in total darkness till the buds start blooming? I have been leaving it in the closet at night and bring it out during the day, about 12 hours daily. I read somewhere it was ok to keep it in total darkness till you start to see buds. I appreciate any advice that you could give.
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Yes, you should be giving it total darkness for at least 12-14 hours. Once you begin to see buds from, you can relocate the plant. This article will help with getting your Christmas cactus to bloom: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/christmas-cactus/how-to-make-a-christmas-cactus-bloom.htm