Many cactus plants are considered extremely attractive decorations for the interior of our apartments and houses. It may be unexpected, but these growing conditions offer great potential for cactus flower appearance.
Surprisingly, almost 70% of the most common cactus species can tolerate amazing flowering.
How to get flowers for a cactus: A rest period is required. At the end of this period, usually after winter, beautiful flowers appear in many shapes and colors depending on the type of cactus plant you are caring for.
Some cactus species produce flowers that last only a single day or night. Others only produce a single flower in their lifetime. The vast majority produce flowers multiple times, and they can last for quite a while too!
Steps to trigger a cactus to bloom
Steps to ensure your cactus blooms and blooms. To get a cactus to bloom, you need to recreate the harsh environment it normally faces in its natural growing environment.
Two rules you must follow for your cactus to bloom are the dormant period and a complete lack of water during this period.
Most cacti are plants that tend to live in dry, arid parts of the earth. They expect to spend many months without collecting a single drop of rain.
Opuntia Cactus with Flowers Do not water at all during the 6 coolest months of the year (usually October to March in the Northern Hemisphere, March to October in the Southern Hemisphere).
Keep the plant in a cool, yet very dry place with excellent light.
The ideal temperature is between 5°C and 10°C. However, some cactus species living in deserts can withstand extreme cold temperatures as low as -30°C.
When the warm days become more frequent again in spring, you can bring your cactus back into the house. The temperatures are getting warmer. Nevertheless, provide plenty of light.
Your cactus will most often bloom in early spring.