How do you get a Christmas Cactus to Bloom?

How do I get my Christmas Cactus to bloom this year?

Hi Tim,

Pink Christmas Cactus

Christmas Cactus by
Margarita Benyammine

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.