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Confused TC cactus

Posted by greendale 6B (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 21, 13 at 14:22

Poor guy, he is so excited for camping outside, he is flowering and forgets that he suppose to flower around thanksgiving ;)

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RE: Confused TC cactus

Mine just stopped flowering a couple weeks ago. It had a total of 11 flowers.

I love the color of your TC's flowers, that's a shade of pink I've never seen before!


Schlumbergera (Thanksgiving Cactus) photo 000_0004_zps47f3e2a3.jpg

RE: Confused TC cactus

What's going on?? My TC is budding, too. Second time since May. It's inside, near a shady south window.

Green, I too love your TC's flower colors. I've seen light/almost transparent flowers at HD, but they were in large containers, and cost a small fortune.

Hey Planto...your TC blooms are also gorgeous. They look orange/salmon. Amazing, your TC has many flowers considering the time of year!

So, what happens after TC's flower die? Do they need a rest period?
Every book/website on TC care suggests, after the last bloom dies, TC/CC/EC requires a 5-6-week rest period which means little water and no fertilizer.

I've never seen a site, 'definately not in books,' where the author or commenters remark on what to do with TC's that bloom in summer.

Oh well, :) Toni

RE: Confused TC cactus

Hmm, I didn't think about it haha. I've just been watering it as usual. It's starting to develop new leaves now, so I think withholding water wouldn't be a good thing. Whether I'm doing the "correct" thing or not, I'm not sure.


RE: Confused TC cactus

The color might just be sunburn:)
it was more like salmon when it flowered indoor last winter. Wish I still have the picture to upload.
Plato- yours looks overjoyed with so many flowers on

RE: Confused TC cactus

Some holiday cacti flower twice a year, I don't think you have to do anything. Just water and fertilize as usual.

RE: Confused TC cactus

No, sorry, to disagree.

I would withhold fertilizer completely for at least 2 months. But I don't think I'd withhold water going into summer months.

(Hiya Toni, welcome back, missed ya.)

Beautiful blooms for you all, very nice!

RE: Confused TC cactus

My yellow TC is blooming again. It was forming buds in Aoril and May outside. I brought it in many of those nights because it got too cold at night. We also had a crazy wet spring here in New England so it was rained on plenty. it hasn't had one bud drop. Go figure.

RE: Confused TC cactus

Yep, keep on fertilizing regularly and watering as usual. This is the prime growth period. Don't starve your poor plants when they need it most!


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