As mentioned the other day, a Christmas Cactus was on my to-acquire list. For some reason, I have not seen them for sale any where in the last few years.
And last weekend, I was up at Mom's and hers (which she's had for a long time) were just covered in blooms - one plant red, and one plant pink. I was so jealous!
But then on the way home, I stopped by a Super store near her place, and look what I found!
She puts her oustide (not in direct sun) for the summer. As soon as the weather turns cold, she brings it inside and it immediately starts to bud.
I've even had outside confirmation for this. As I was standing in line, waiting to pay for it, another shopper came up to check it out. I told her about Mom's and how I had to have my own because hers was covered in flower and she said, "Does she put it outside for the summer?"
I nodded and said, "and brings it in as soon as it gets cold..."
And she finished with.. "and then it blooms." And she thanked me and headed off to get one of her own.