Does an Easter Cactus need cool nights to bloom?

val1(z4 UT)November 26, 2012

I understand that in order to form blooms an Easter Cactus needs the shortened days, but does it also need cooler nights? If so, what temperature? I had both my Thanksgiving Cactus and Christmas Cactus form blooms this year. I left my TC on the kitchen table and part of it still bloomed even with the light left on late at night (the part nearest the window bloomed). I put my CC in a different room that has the correct light requirements and it is full of buds. EC is currently in the kitchen and so I know I will need to move it or put a bag over it to get the shortened days. The kitchen stays around 74 degrees day and night.

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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Easter cacti are spring blooming plants...they will be triggered to flower as the days become longer, not shorter.

    Bookmark   November 26, 2012 at 3:49PM
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