I bought my Christmas Cactus in 2014. It was at a time we were deep into house remodeling and still living at the farm. It was miserable. The house was packed up at the farm and the contractors were going SO SLOW. We desperately wanted to be out of our house. There was no Christmas happiness at all.
Mary from Country Threads wrote me a note and said, “Hang in there, Jo! You’re really close and it’s almost harder than when you couldn’t see any progress. You know I know what I’m talking about. Focus on Christmas 2015 – won’t it be wonderful?”
Well I ended up buying this Christmas Cactus as my holiday decor…that’s it. It was on clearance and I did start looking forward to Christmas of 2015.
Well at Christmas 2016 he looks like this….
Last year he got a new pot and at Christmas 2017 I was so excited. There were blooms. But then Carver knocked the whole plant stand over and broke off half of the plant. Only a couple blooms remained. I was so sad. I mended it the best I could and at Easter of 2018 this happened….
Can anyone explain this to me? I’m so happy it’s blooming. It’s been blooming now since Easter (about a month!) I’m thrilled it came back to this much life but explain please?
I could also use any advice on growing these so they it would be more vibrant….fertilize? with what? help! Someone said turn the plant…Any advice would be helpful.