How do I get my Christmas Cactus to bloom this year?
I’m afraid its too late to get your Christmas Cactus to bloom this year if you haven’t followed these steps all ready. A Christmas Cactus is a thermo-photoperiodic plant, so starting about 4-6 weeks before Christmas it needs 12 hours a day of light and 12 hours a day of darkness. During this time, the ideal night- time temperature should be 50-60 degrees. Reduce your watering slightly and do not soak the soil, only moisten the top few inches. Although a Christmas Cactus needs fertilizer when actively developing leaves, once the buds appear, do not feed the plant.