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How to get cactus to bloom

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Posted 30 October 2014 - 02:18 PM

Hello,

I just got a lophophora williamsii and it is about 3 cm.
How can I get it to bloom?
Can it bloom here?

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Posted 30 October 2014 - 10:04 PM

grow in a aquarium in full sun,using greenhouse effect to get temperature higher than 40c.
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Posted 30 October 2014 - 10:25 PM

Thanks.
But I wanted to also ask if there is such a thing as my cactus that will not flower eventually.?
Eventually all cacti will bloom right?

Ok, so with lophophora williamsi it is the heat right?
But I am afraid that the sunlight and heat will damage the plant.

Also, how long can I expect flowers.

I got this cactus from a fellow member and in the years that he grew it, he said he never saw it bloom and this was becos he rarely inspected his cactus.
He also said that even if it blooms it will not bloom prolifically.

Is it that my cactus is a variant that will not bloom easily?

What do I do and how long can I expect flowers from my cactus using your method?

Salman
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Posted 31 October 2014 - 11:10 AM

It can bloom here. How to force it to bloom is another story.

All cacti can flower, but the conditions required differ. I've seen the species you mentioned bloom locally being grown outdoors without any special treatment(to my knowledge, not sure if the grower used any fert/chemicals). From my experience with cacti, some can take years to flower and with others you may never ever see the flowers. If your Lophophora isn't happy with your conditions, it just simply will not flower.

What you can try if you want to attempt to force the plant to flower is to give it very hot days, cool/cold nights, a lot of sun during the day and a decent amount of water. Take note that this is risky as too much water can cause rot. This method works with a number of cacti/succulents but due to lack of personal experience I can't promise it will work with Lophophora.
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Posted 31 October 2014 - 10:47 PM

Thanks for the advice
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