Have you considered relocating to Los Angeles? Even the Christmas Cactus love living here....
The other day, I was doing one of my daily house hold chores i.e.: taking out the trash and I was truly amazed at the sight I saw. I could hardly believe it; our Christmas Cactus was in its early stages of blooming.
Just to be clear, Diane and I hardly water this plant, outside of maybe twice a week. As most of you know, here in Los Angeles we seldom get rain except for in December, January and February. I am so appreciative of the power of Nature, somehow this plant knows the Winter is coming and it is supposed to bloom.
After I saw the early stages of blooming, just out of curiosity, I looked up the care and instructions on how to water this plant. Keep in mind, for the past three and a half years we did not do anything special to this plant. So, with that said check out the instructions:
Water a Christmas Cactus with care. Caring for this plant can be a bit tricky as you need to take care not to over water or underwater it:
- A Christmas cactus is a tropical cactus, not a desert cactus. Unlike most desert cacti, this variety cannot tolerate completely dry soil. If the soil gets too dry, the flowers buds will drop, and the plant will wilt. Feel the soil with your fingers; if it feels dry, it's time to water.
- Too much watering will cause spots from white rot to appear on the leaves, and the leaves will likely fall off. The soil should be evenly moist for best growth. The rule of thumb is less water is better than too much water.
- When watering, thoroughly water the plant. Before attempting to water the plant again, check to see that the top inch of soil has dried thoroughly first. Mist leaves as well as watering the soil.
Well check it out yourself and let me know your thoughts, not bad for two black thumbs
Not only do I appreciate nature I am very grateful to call Los Angeles, CA, my home . Los Angeles has been my home for over twenty plus years. I have never regretted relocating from Boston, MA to Los Angeles, CA. The best part I love of course it is our temperate climate.
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