Do These Things with Christmas Cactus One Month After it Finishes Blooming
16.01.2024 - 11:05
/ Raul Cornelius
After the holiday season, it is important that you follow a few steps to ensure your Christmas Cactus stays healthy and strong. Here are some fantastic post-bloom care tips for you!
You might have followed the – ‘Water only when the topsoil is dry’ approach when the plant was flowering in its full glory. However, after the blooming, it is important to stretch it a little further. How? Well, wait a little more and let the topsoil grow dry up to an inch before you moisten the growing medium again.
At this stage, the plant can be prone to root rot as it doesn’t have that mush usage of water as the flowers have already fallen.
Important: Ensure the soil does not completely dry out, which can cause stress and leaf drop.
Pruning plays a crucial role in post-bloom care – it not only helps in maintaining the shape and size but also encourages bushier growth, which ensures that the plant flowers better and fuller the next year.
What you have to do is to avoid pruners – simply twist off an inch of each stem at the end.
While you are at pruning, how about you take off 5-6 inches long segments and use them to propagate new plants! This way, you can have more specimens for your home and you can take care of them till they are ready for blooms the next year!
You can also gift them to your friends and family members for the holiday season.
What people generally do is once they see the plant flowering, they move it to a location according to the decor of the house during the festive season, which might not be the ideal location for the plant.
Once the holiday season is over and the plant has done blooming, it is important that you move it back to a spot where it can bask in some bright and indirect light (Not direct sun) all day long. Also,