Hi, everyone! My name is Anna today. I am going to talk about how you can encourage your cactus to produce abundant blues cacti have diverse flowers. Some flowers are small, large, few prolific one color by color and some even have color-changing flowers. There are those that bloom during the day and others that open up at night, some flowers last for only one day, while some will linger up to a week since I released some pictures and videos showing my cactus in bloom for spring. I received questions and how I make my cactus flower. Honestly, for the most part. I believe Mother. Nature is responsible for it. I am fortunate and blessed to live in a very sunny and dry environment, which the desert cacti love, but on top of this, there are a few things which I also do to help. Encourage my cacti to produce more flowers, so I thought of making this video to share with you. A few tips that have proven to help me over the years cacti flower easily When they grow in their natural habitat, they usually produce blooms during spring and summer when grown in cultivation, it is necessary to provide a growing condition that mimics their natural to encourage them to bloom given the right care. Some cactus like Jim. No collision and mammal area may easily flower even when grown indoors. But how do you make a cactus bloom abundantly? How do you encourage them to flower from this to this or from this to this? Before I share with you, some of my tips on how energy my cactus to produce more blooms, there are a few things to remember about the flowering of cactus. First, the ability of attacked us to produce flowers will depend on its age. Some cactus will flower. Even only after a few years of growing from seed certain species of mammal area in rebbe, you sure will flower at the relatively younger age than other types of cacti columnar cacti that grow tall such as strike a service pack annoy or the total. Mexican fence post may not flower until it is at least ten years old. Some cactus will not flower until they are of a certain size. The Aquino cactus grew so me I or what is commonly known as a golden Beryl will only flower once it reaches approximately 14 inches in diameter. The best way to know if your cactus is of blooming age or size is to buy one that is already in flower, but sometimes even though the cactus is of age or size to me flowering / if they are not in an ideal environmental condition or a vidcast disease or passes. Let me now share five tips that I learn from personal experience. When how I encourage my plants to produce lots of flowers, They are actually quite easy and basic things that I do. When caring for my cacti, sometimes we neglect to do them because they are simple tasks that we take them for granted the tips that I will be sharing pertains only to the desert type Cactus. Since this is what I have been most exposed to tropical or apathetic kinds grow in a different environmental condition and may require different care to make them yield More flowers, tip, number one. I give them a good winter. Rest at fall when the temperature starts cooling down, I slowly reduce the frequency and amount of water at the right key of my cacti during winter. I give them very little or no water at all, and I try to keep the soil dry. If you grow your cactus indoors, make sure you move the cactus to a cooler position. During winter, they need a period of rest when the days are shorter and the nights get longer while at rest. Your cactus will stop growing and will put all its energy into creating buds, but some of you may be wondering. What about those places for tropical countries. You use winter? Even if you live in a tropical country, you can still encourage your cat type to rest. During the colder months of the year. Just make sure you slowly reduce water. You drink that time of the year when it gets a little cooler and the nights get long, this will signal your cactus to go into a dormant state tip number two, just before spring starts. I make sure that I have removed the seed pods that formed during the previous flowering season. Flower buds format, the aerials, but if the aerial still have the dried fruit or seed pod in it, this will make it hard for the buds to form on those aerials, For instance, rebuke produces flowers all around its body. Having fruits or seed pods still attached to the cactus will limit the number of buds that it can form if my cactus has a lot of offsets or pops attached. I remove some of them. This will make the mother plant devote more of its energy to itself such as in developing buds instead of nurturing its babies that are still attached to it. Removing some more sets will also free up the air use. This will allow more room for the buds to develop tip number four. My fourth tip is something that I learned in the Internet as well as from other youtubers such as Lynn of Desert Plants of Avalon. I will link her channel in this video or in the description box below. I believe that tip number four is what makes my cactus do a super bloom. This is a bloom! This is a super bloom! Super Bloom is a term that I use. When my cactus produces a lot of buds and all are most of the buds open up at the same time. This creates a beautiful bouquet of flowers around your cactus. So going back to my tip Number four. I fertilize my cactus with a tomato fertilizer. Tomato fertilizer usually has low nitrogen. It has a higher cotton raishin of phosphorus, which encourages blooming and root development as well as potassium, which contributes to the overall health of the plant to fight disease. Perhaps you can use a tea fertilizer that has low nitrogen and higher phosphorous and potassium. But for me. Tomato fertilizer is indeed very effective in encouraging my cactus to produce more flowers. I noticed the difference in just the first year that I started using it. I observed that the number of flowers that my tactus produced doubled after using tomato fertilizer. I use only half the strength recommended in the bottle since cacti do not really need a lot of fertilizer. I like to give my cacti a potassium boost before the flowering season starts. I used tomato fertilizer during the first two times that I water my cactus quarry right after its winter dormancy, then I do this again. One to two times more in the middle of spring until early summer in the summer, I switch back to my regular cactus Fertilizer to encourage growth tip number five, the last tip that I can share with you is to give your desert cacti as much Sun as they can take desert cacti love sunshine with good air circulation. Expose them in full Sun during spring and summer, but be careful that they do not get sunburned. Do this gradually. If you are transitioning them from being inside the house to being out in your garden sunlight and warmer temperatures will trigger them to shoot out buds. When your flower buds are ready to open, keep in mind that some cacti flowers need sunlight and heat to make their flowers open fully. For example, my parodia will not fully open their flowers unless the Sun directly hits them, but then again, some cacti are night bloomers. So get your flashlights ready so you can catch your beautiful cactus flowers when they open during the night, so friends, those are my five tips on how? I encourage my captor to produce more flour. If you liked this video, please give me a thumbs up. Let me know in the comments below tips that you can share with us on how you make your captain. Thank you to everyone who has subscribed to my channel. If you haven’t please click the subscribe button if you like cactus and other succulent plants. I hope this video will be helpful to everyone and I wish you all a super blooming season Bye and Cheers you !