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Cereus Cactus

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Question: 1110-1514
My night blooming Cereus cactus has not produced much flower this past bear. I use a liquid fertilizer and keep the plant on the dry side. Any suggestions? Mike, Cranford, NJ

Mort's Answer:
No one is fertilizing in the desert, where the temps get really cold at night. Some specie like Selenicereus grandiflorus bloom only once a year with a splendid flower. Stop treating your cactus with all that TLC. What it really needs is prolonged nights around 45 degrees in the fall. This is best accomplished by leaving the plant outdoors until the buds set. This will bring some serious blooms.

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