Flower Buds Falling Off Thanksgiving Cacti

Buds falling

Q: Do you have ideas as to why flower buds are falling off my Thanksgiving cacti? 

A: Typically buds fall when there is a sharp change in the plant’s environment. If you just purchased it, the trip home in your car could precipitate bud drop. A change in light levels, from dark to bright or vice versa, could be the culprit. In my experience, the most likely change is when a holiday cactus is placed in front of a furnace duct.

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