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Q: I purchased a Christmas cactus that was full of buds and flowers. After a couple weeks at home, all the buds fell off. What would cause this? (e-mail reference)

A: Moving the plant from a florist or greenhouse environment to a home environment in winter where the humidity goes from 60 percent or higher to one where the humidity is 10 percent or less will cause the flower buds to drop. Christmas cactus is a forest cactus that lives in constant high humidity. Eventually, the plants acclimate to our low home humidity settings and bloom beautifully. Be patient. Eventually, the plant will grow ample, beautiful flowers.

http://www.ext.nodak.edu/extnews/hortisc...

see also

http://en.allexperts.com/q/House-Plants-...

also (don’t just read the first answer)

http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/...
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