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kaigia

I love indoor plants and have a small outdoor garden. I live in Manitoba (Zone 3).

Schlumbergera truncata

  • Season Icon Late AutumnLate Autumn 2018
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kaigia

Tis the season.

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terrimclaughlin

Aren’t they just beautiful I have one that bloomed great last year but no buds yet😥🤭. Any suggestions to get mine to flower it’s my first time have these cactus. Their so pretty 👍🏻🎄⛄️

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gjones

Beautiful flower!

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kaigia

@terrimclaughlin I love my cactus! This particular one is very old. I believe it likes to be root bound. I live at the 50th parallel north and we are getting about 8 hours of daylight and 16 hours of darkness. I believe that is one of the tricks to getting it to flower.

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kaigia

@gjones Thanks! Are you looking forward to the days getting longer soon?

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gjones

Yes, and we're almost there! How about you?

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kaigia

@gjones Yes, looking forward to more sun and presently enjoying the warm spell of weather this week.

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terrimclaughlin

Thanks so much maybe there’s still enough time I’m going to start the darkness tonight!!!!🎄⛄️

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kaigia

Good luck. Let me know how it goes. @terrimclaughlin

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plants

Lovely

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kaigia

Thank you! @plants

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  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2016
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kaigia

I didn't know until recently that my Christmas cactus is actually a Thanksgiving cactus. The leaves of the Christmas cacti have smooth, round edges while Thanksgiving cacti have pointy, jagged ones.

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gjones

We didn't know that! Yours is very pretty and healthy!

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susieg

#indoorplant

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blasome

@kaigia is this your baby that you had for 10 yrs..she is lovley

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kaigia

@blasome. Yes, that is my lovely cactus. I moved her into a bigger pot and she became even bigger! The only time she gave me less flowers was the year after I gave her a haircut one spring.

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Ru8y

Any advice for flowering? Mine developed a few buds but they never bloomed and fell off 😞

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kaigia

@Ru8y, I have mine in a sunny window all the time. The only darkness it gets is in the fall and winter, when Winnipeg gets its regular hours of fading sunlight. It is always very picky with watering while it flowers. I often lose many buds when I give it too much water.

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