FOWC with Fandango: Treatment


I decided to give a little treatment to my Christmas cactus and poinsettia. I got them both some time in November. The cactus had at least 20 buds on the leaves and I lost them all one after the other, so that was nothing so good. There is still one remaining bud that refuses to open. I kept the plant all the same and it even made one new leaf to try and persuade me that it was worth keeping.

The poinsettia behaved very well and had its coloured leaves throughout November until now, although it is now dropping the leaves.

Eventually this morning I repotted both of them, gave them better pots (the others were plastic) and filled up the spaces with fresh earth. Now it is just a matter of waiting to see if my treatment will pay off.

FOWC with Fandango: Treatment

2 thoughts on “FOWC with Fandango: Treatment

  1. I have never kept Poinsettia more than a season but I have had the same Christmas cactuses for years. This was the first time in probably four years that they bloomed. I read that if you want them to bloom more frequently, put them in a dark place for a month or two and then put them back out. My luck, I’d put it in the basement, forget to water it and kill it. I’d rather have just the greenery if that is my only option!

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    • Poinsettia live quite well outside during the summer months. i had a Christmas cactus for a couple of years but one of my cats ate a flower and that was ill so I got rid of it. It does not interest the cat I have, so I will try to keep this one

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