You will need
- - Cactus;
- - Potassium phosphate;
- - Fresh earth.
Finding plants in a state of growth - that is necessary for flowering cactus. However, in most cases, Amateur growers have cacti surviving, not growing. Never use props for growing cactus. In this case, the plant has significantly weakened the root system and blooming it's just not strong enough.
Periodically replant the cactus in fresh soil and don't forget that this plant also needs watering. However, it should not be used for transplantation Chernozem or greenhouse soil, as in this case, the cactus quickly "lazy". Great damage to the plant is preparing to bloom, causing fertilization with organic and mineral fertilizers. Don't forget that in natural conditions the cactus grows in the soil, devoid of humus.
The plant is older than 3 years is sufficient to replant every 3-4 years. Nutrients found in fresh soil, it would be enough until the next transplant. The only thing you can use a solution of potassium phosphate prepared from a liter of water and 1 gram of fertilizer. Don't overdo it! Spend top dressing fertilizer only in early spring during the month with weekly intervals.
Prerequisite how to make a cactus blossom, is the correct the winter. If the plant will be able to wait out the winter in cool conditions, stopping on the rise, it will surely blossom. In the winter months, the summer growth Matures and the buds appear. To see them for 30-50 days before flowering. Water the cactus from November to March no more than once per month.
In the summer try to keep the cactus outdoors and bring it in for the night in a stuffy room. Cacti are very positively reacting to night changes in temperature. This hardens the plant and prevents the infestation of red mites. The amount of sunlight is required for flowering, depending on the type of cactus. Put the pot under direct sunlight and always turn the cactus to light the same side. The change of light prevents the growth of buds.
Flowering cactus should be read in conjunction with the other phases of his life. Common reason why does not bloom cactus, is a weak root system, the lack of growth in the fresh air, lack of relaxation.
In winter, the cactus must "rest." Otherwise exhausted the plant may die after flowering.