Wood County Horticulture News & Announcements
Care of Holiday Plants- from Penn State Extension
Christmas cactus and thanksgiving cactus require cooler temperatures and need to be watered less frequently in the fall for buds to develop.
Deciding whether to keep a flowering houseplant after it finishes blooming depends on the species. Some flowering houseplants, such as Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera truncatus), bloom seasonally if placed in the conditions necessary to promote flowering. Others, referred to as flowering pot plants, are forced to flower specifically for a holiday and then are usually discarded. The effort necessary for a homeowner to get the plant to rebloom may be extensive. Such plants include Christmas pepper (Capsicum annuum) and Christmas begonia (Begonia cheimantha).
See full article by following the link below…
Educational and Community Resources:
- Wood County Master Gardener Association
- University of Wisconsin Urban Horticulture
- Related Horticulture Links of Interest
If you have any questions regarding Horticulture in Wood County, please contact:
Wood County UW Extension
400 Market Street
PO Box 8095
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495-8095
Phone: 715-421-8440 (or dial 711 for Relay)