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Does an Easter Cactus need cool nights to bloom?

Posted by val1 z4 UT (My Page) on
Mon, Nov 26, 12 at 15:41

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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RE: Does an Easter Cactus need cool nights to bloom?

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


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