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no blooming for 2 years

Post by Oleg » Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:39 pm

Hi cactus folks!
Two years ago my lobivia wrightiana started blooming for the first time. For the next two years it has failed blooming, there's a big bud every time though. When the 'X' day comes - it withers! Other lobivias give flowers each summer - twice or thrice during the season. What can I do to improve the situation?..


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Re: no blooming for 2 years

Post by Phil_SK » Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:41 pm

Assuming these are photos of the plant 2 years ago, do you have any of how it looks at the moment?
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Re: no blooming for 2 years

Post by Oleg » Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:24 pm

Sorry, I didn't put captions; the second photo was taken on April, 18th, 2018.
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Re: no blooming for 2 years

Post by Phil_SK » Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:50 pm

Might you have missed the flower? That's a healthy-looking plant with a bud about 24 hours away from opening. Unless you moved it suddenly to very extremely hot conditions I can't think why it would fail.
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Re: no blooming for 2 years

Post by Oleg » Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:23 am

Phil_SK wrote:That's a healthy-looking plant with a bud about 24 hours away from opening. Unless you moved it suddenly to very extremely hot conditions I can't think why it would fail.
That's it! The next (early) morning I saw the bud fall down withering. And it happened for the second time. I hadn't moved the plant. The only thing I can think of is the lack of bright sun which usually comes to this windowsill at about midday...
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