Now is the Time for All Good Xmas Cactus to Go Dark
The secret to getting your Christmas Cactus to bloom around christmas time is to get them some darkness – right now.
The classic Schlumbergera orssichiana x truncata will bloom for up to 2 months, and needs bright indirect light, dappled sunshine being best. But here’s the secret:
1. August, September: Use bloom food every time you water
2. September and October: 14 hours of darkness, with 8-10 hours of indirect light every day
3. November and December: bring out to bright indirect light and watch it bloom!