Blooming Again?

My Schlumbergeras are now blooming for the second time since I brought them inside.

I wondered, it is the daylength that has encouraged them to start blooming again?

I consulted the US Navy’s charts on Duration of Daylight for my area.

My cacti were blooming like crazy between November first and ninth of 2017.

The daylength for those days was between 10 hours and 42 minutes to 10 hours and 28 minutes.

Late January daylength has been just over 10 hours. Hmmm? I expected these to be about the same.

Even my babies that just rooted and pieces in water are blooming.

It could not be a change in temperature, because even the cacti in my cold workshop are budding and blooming.

Just when you think you know a plant, it surprises you.

Nice!

FLOWER

 

5 thoughts on “Blooming Again?

  1. This plant always bloomed twice… before Christmas (maybe a month before) and then in the spring (March) .. at my grandmother’s place! I loved it! Now I wish I had “old” one, that can grow old with me! But here in Latvia the new ones are blooming and dead after that.. sad! Your Christmas cactus looks beautiful!!!

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