New growth on Christmas Cactus in Oct??
I'm new here and this is my first post. I have a Christmas Cactus which I bought last fall and I'm trying to get it to bloom again this year. Oddly it has a bunch of new segments that have just started growing over the past month, many are around 1 cm; so on the smallish side. I've stopped fertilizing it and have really cut back on watering. I stick it in a dark storage room in the basement for at least 12 hours nightly. Still I worry about buds not forming because of this new small growth. Should I pinch off the small segments or will that stress the plant? Should I just give it some time (only been giving it the dark treatment for 1 1/2 weeks so far). During the day I have it by a west facing window without drafts, although within a couple of feet of a hot water rad.
Any advice would be great, thank you!!