Orchid Cactus

//Orchid Cactus

Your stunning flower is from an orchid cactus. It is from the tropics and bears gorgeous flowers in the spring or summer depending on the variety (may take 3-5 years to bloom from a cutting). In your area, it can be kept outdoors year round in filtered light and should be watered regularly as long as weather remains mild. Feed with a slow release fertilizer formulated for blooming plants. Tends to sprawl but that older growth is usually where the flower buds develop. If possible, bring indoors if frost is predicted and place in bright indirect light. Best displayed in a large pot or hanging basket to show off the blooms. To flower, the plant needs more than 12 hours of darkness per night in early to mid-autumn. Avoid artificial light during this period.

By | 2016-04-03T23:40:46-07:00 April 3rd, 2016|Succulents|1 Comment

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  1. Linda Wentzel April 24, 2017 at 2:15 pm - Reply

    Goods info. I live in Phx AZ and need to know if the orchids cactus can be kept outdoors (shaded) in the heat of Summer months. This is my first attempt at growing an or hid cactus and I would like it to be successful. I hope you can help me. Thanks.

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