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Sandy15-Dec-01 01:15 PM EST
Debbie15-Dec-01 08:45 PM EST   
16-Dec-01 06:03 PM EST 6a   
carolincalgary17-Dec-01 01:17 PM EST 2a   
Donna17-Dec-01 03:46 PM EST 3a   

Subject: christmas cactus
From: Sandy
Date: 15-Dec-01 01:15 PM EST

Need help ???? I bought Christmas cactus 2 weeks ago, and now the flowers fall off?. How dod you solve this problems.

Thanks, Sandy

Subject: RE: christmas cactus
From: Debbie
Date: 15-Dec-01 08:45 PM EST

I have heard you shouldn't move a christmas cactus when it is in bud or bloom. It is probably just adjusting to your home. I have had cactus in bloom and the flowers do fall off when they are finished blooming.

Subject: RE: christmas cactus
Zone: 6a
Date: 16-Dec-01 06:03 PM EST

Often a Christmas cactus will drop its buds if the temperature is too warm as well. They appreciate temps below 60 degrees at night, and seem to do well with neglect. I've had one for 3 years now, and it flowers each year, although it rarely receives fertilizer, get watered about once every 2 weeks, and sits on an east facing basement window sill in an unheated basement.

Subject: RE: christmas cactus
From: carolincalgary
Zone: 2a
Date: 17-Dec-01 01:17 PM EST

Christmas cactus will drop buds if moved .I had a beutiful one in full bud one year in my bathroom - went away - my mother housesitting decided to move it to the living room and almost all the buds had dropped of by the time I returned. You can probably get the little ones from the stores home without losing the blooms if there is not a major temp change on the way but they are more than likely to drop off. Wait till next year . My established plants often bloom a second time in February so maybe yours will too.

Subject: RE: christmas cactus
From: Donna
Zone: 3a
Date: 17-Dec-01 03:46 PM EST

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