Why Cactus not Bloom

Why Cactus not Bloom

THERE ARE DIFFERENT CACTUS

The only thing that different types of cacti have in common is the fear of over-watering and humidity. Too much and too frequent watering during the hot summer months can also ruin these fascinating plants. All plants of the cactus family, without exception, need to maintain at least half the soil humidity in winter. But that’s where the similarities end. And all the diversity of cacti comes into play, which determines whether and under what “conditions” they can flower.

WHY DON’T CACTI BLOOM?

The most obvious reason for a beloved cactus not to flower is lack of coolness. If the temperature is too high for cacti that need cooler temperatures during their dormant period, no amount of care will allow them to produce buds and flowers. Mammillaria, Rebutia, and Co. overwinter at 41–59 °F (5–15°C) (the lower the temperature, the faster they flower).

WHY CACTI DO NOT BLOOM IN WARM CONDITIONS

Why Don't Cacti Bloom

OTHER REASONS WHY CACTI DO NOT BLOOM

Suppose despite the correct reduction of care, the cactus does not flower. In that case, you should first check the plant for signs of pests and diseases, and check the quality and condition of the substrate as well as its permeability and air permeability. There is also the right size: if there is too much free soil, the cactus will not bloom; if the roots occupy the whole root ball and there is too little space, they will not bloom. And they don’t like pots that are too deep, even if they have a high drainage layer. Sometimes they don’t like plastic (all cacti like breathing containers) and have insufficient drainage holes.

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