How to make Christmas cactus (schlumbergra bridgesii) bloom more?

If we want to make Christmas cactus (schlumbergra bridgesii) blossom more, we should give it proper light and carry out water control and topdressing.

Note: Christmas cactus, whose scientific name is schlumbergera bridgesii, is commonly known as thanksgiving cactus.

Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesii) cannot be exposed to direct sunlight.

Usually we need to give it 6 hours to take photos.

This can make it bloom more flowers.

We can’t water the soil frequently.

Moreover, we need to apply nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium compound fertilizer every half a month in spring and autumn.

We also need to trim it properly when the flower bud appears.

In winter, we have to control the ambient temperature at about 10 ℃.

In this way, Christmas cactus (schlumbergra bridgesii) can bloom more flowers in February.

Four steps to make Christmas cactus (schlumbergra bridgesii) bloom more

1. Proper illumination

Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesii) is a short day plant.

Although it has strong drought tolerance, if we want to bloom more, we must not put it in the sun.

Usually, we can give Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesii) 6 hours to take photos.

In summer, we need to place it in a cool and ventilated environment for maintenance, so that it can grow better.

2. Water control and topdressing

If we want Christmas cactus (schlumbergra bridgesii) to blossom more, we usually don’t need to water its soil frequently.

We can wait for the soil to dry up and pour it through.

Usually it does not need to be heavily fertilized.

However, if we want Christmas cactus (schlumbergra bridgesii) to blossom more, we should apply nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium compound fertilizer every half a month in spring and autumn.

3. Trim properly

In fact, whenever Christmas cactus (schlumbergra bridgesii) has flower buds, we can trim them appropriately.

We cut off the long part of Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesii).

We also need to comb and cut the flower buds properly and keep 2 ~ 3 flower buds.

In this way, the plant can germinate more new buds and produce more flowers, and the flowering period of Christmas cactus (schlumbergra bridgesii) can be prolonged.

4. Keep warm in winter

The flowering period of Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesii) is about February.

In general, we must control the growth temperature before the flowering period of the plant.

If the temperature is too low in winter, it will be easy to frostbite the plant and make it unable to bloom.

Usually, in winter, we need to control the temperature at about 10 ℃.

This can make it bloom more flowers.

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