Tuesday, August 19, 2008
I was looking through pictures and realized I forgot to share this one. So, its a little late, but, better late then never right? I got the Chick in June and set it on top of the blooming cactus to take its picture. It is a Christmas Cactus but it bloomed in June...(-: I wonder if it will bloom again at Christmas? Hmmm well according to this schedule (see below)I guess not. It is hot here and we won't have any low temps until November. That would not allow enough time for it to set buds. I guess I will have to buy a new one around Christmas time(-:
The schedule of the ideal life of a Christmas Cactus
January - Flowering.
February to March - Resting (55 degrees, infrequent watering).
April to May - Water thoroughly when potting mix begins to dry out.
June to August - Place outdoors in a shady spot.
September to October - Plant prepares to flower. Reduce length daylight hours. Keep on the dry side and cool (55 to 60 degrees F) until flower buds form. Then increase water and temperature.
November to December - Flowering. Water normally. Temperature no less than 55 degrees F.