Forcing a Christmas Cactus to flower
Okay, I cant wait until Christmas, So I want to force my zygocactus into setting buds and flowering. I just want to make sure I am doing this right. I have not given it any fertilizer, maybe a bit of coffee here and there, but nothing special. O know it needs long dark periods to set bud. My plan is to cover it with a couple black garbage bags at about 8pm, and then removing them in the morn. It is off to the side of a south window and growing good, should I move it?? I would prefer not too as it is hanging....thus putting bags over it. Does it need temperature fluctuations?? Should I fertilize it first? If I can start the process tonight....AWESOME!! But If there is more I should be watching for, I will wait, has anyone ever flowered one of these on their own?? Any special precautions I should take??