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Christmas Cactus

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I was given a small christmas cactus a couple of years ago in one of those little maybe 3" pots and it is growing ever so slowly. I do get flowers but am wondering, can I repot into a bigger pot, will that help it grow more......also, light or no light..........
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My Christmas cacti sit in an east window and get the morning sun. They do very well and flower several times a year. You can definitely re-pot into a larger one but don't go too much bigger.
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Thanks .....I have a nice pot for it to go in but it's quite big so I was thinking about getting another smaller one and planting the 2 together ?????
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Thank you..........
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I think all cati like the east sun...same with african violets....is that right Sudsy?
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justmyopinion wrote:I think all cati like the east sun...same with african violets....is that right Sudsy?


I keep my African Violets in the same window and they flower pretty much all year round.
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Those cactus plants can be quite resilient if you treat them well.

I have quite a few & what I have found is that they do quite well if they're a bit root bound (for blooming). But they need fertilzer as well. Every spring I take mine outside, re-pot into a bit bigger pots if needed , fertilize & leave them outdoors all summer - mine face east. They REALLY grow throughout the summer. In the fall before the frost I make sure I spray them with a lot of water before spraying them with insecticidal soap (seems those little tiny spiders like them as well). When they've dried off I bring them inside & place them in a brighly lit window. Keep them watered throughout the winter but not soaking wet. Then in the spring when it's over the frost period put them outside again.

Mine are so huge now I'm not sure where to put them this winter but I know they're going to give me a beautiful display of colour when the dark gloomy days of winter approach. Good luck in your endeavours !
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what a beautiful pic Sudsy :rate10:
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justmyopinion wrote:what a beautiful pic Sudsy :rate10:


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Thanks, sorry part of it got cut off, it's too big for on here and I'm too lazy right now to make it smaller. :129:
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Looking for a Christmas cactus color called Clara..anyone seen?
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George+ wrote:Looking for a Christmas cactus color called Clara..anyone seen?
If it is peachy they have it over at Bylands
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