Why does my Christmas cactus have only one bloom each year?

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  • Chris Stacey Chris Stacey on Dec 30, 2017
    christmas cacti only bloom at christmas, hence the name

  • Brenda Brenda on Dec 30, 2017
    Have u fertilized? Also let it go dormant after Christmas. Bring it out in spring, fertilize, even put outside if weather warrants. Bring in in fall and wait.

  • Blaine Blaine on Dec 30, 2017
    Christmas cactus can be forced to bloom at any time of the year. The secret is that they need to get cold to bloom. Try putting it outside in the fall. Leave it out there until the temperatur drops
    in the forties for several nights. You’ll see the buds form. You can also put it in the refrigerator. Once it starts to bloom, cut back on the water.

  • Dianacirce70 Dianacirce70 on Dec 30, 2017
    Mine only got one book this year, and last year it booked a couple times, but only half the plant bloomed. I addressed fresh soil, and I'll be replanting in the spring

  • Sheryl Gregory Sheryl Gregory on Dec 30, 2017
    It has to do with temperature AND light conditions. It needs way less light during the day as the time approaches for it to form the flower buds. If part is in bright light in a well used room, the part that gets more shaded will bloom more. It's called Christmas cactus because in the fall the days get shorter. So, to get it to bloom, put it where the sun doesn't shine (much) for a few weeks, keeping it from drying out completely, then bring it back to the light and watch it grow flower buds. It takes a few weeks then for the flowers to bloom.