What fertilizer does Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesii) apply?

The fertilizer applied by Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesii) is also different in different growth.

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

The fertilizer applied by Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesii) is also different in different growth.

When Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesii) first came into the basin, we had to apply enough organic fertilizer.

In spring and summer, we should gradually reduce the number of fertilization.

When it is hot in summer, it is in dormancy.

At this point, we should stop fertilizing.

In autumn, we mainly apply phosphorus and potassium fertilizer.

When the weather is dry, we should also water enough when fertilizing.

Before flowering in winter, we can properly apply compound fertilizer for 1 ~ 2 times.

Fertilization method of Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesii)

1. Apply sufficient base fertilizer

The roots of Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesii) like to grow in sandy soil with sufficient nutrients.

For newly planted plants, the base fertilizer is mainly organic fertilizer.

But we should remember not to use raw or concentrated fertilizer.

Before Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesii) enters the basin, we can add some sand and stone to the basin bottom.

Then we apply sufficient rotten organic fertilizer or cake fertilizer and mix and stir to promote the growth and development of roots.

2. Fertilization in spring and summer

After flowering, we should stop fertilizing and reduce the amount of water.

During June, we can apply rotten cake fertilizer water once.

In hot summer, we should reduce fertilization.

Under the condition of better growth, we can apply some phosphorus and potassium fertilizer appropriately.

And after fertilization, soil loosening treatment should be carried out in combination with watering.

3. Autumn fertilization

Autumn is the key period to promote plant flowering.

At this time, fertilization should be increased appropriately.

We mainly apply phosphorus and potassium fertilizer.

This fertilizer can make the plants blossom evenly.

When the weather is dry, we should also water enough when we apply fertilizer.

We can properly apply organic fertilizer for 1 ~ 2 times, and mainly use fully decomposed sauce residue water, so as to promote the growth of flower buds.

4. Winter fertilization

Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesii) usually blooms in winter.

At this time, we need to reduce the number of fertilization.

We can apply compound fertilizer or urea solution for 1 ~ 2 times from late November to early December.

At this time, we should not apply nitrogen fertilizer.

After we put it indoors, we can properly spray thin potassium dihydrogen phosphate solution on the leaf surface.

And after budding, we should stop fertilizing.

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