Finally! You may recall that I have had an ongoing love-hate relationship with this lovely zygocactus. I wrote about it here and here . For five years I have been nurturing this stubborn plant. When I received it, it bloomed immediately. But every year since, it has refused to produce flowers. I will say, though, that it has magnificent foliage! The green parts of this plant have thrived under my constant care. This year it again did not bloom for Christmas. I had tried all the things I was supposed to do, like putting it in a dark closet for a month or placing it in a room that is kept cooler than others. I finally gave up and decided to move it out into the unheated shop with a scented geranium plant I am wintering over. It has sat in a south facing window in an unheated room since January. Occasionally I have remembered to water it. And look what happened! Finally, it has decided to bloom! Such simple things bring so much joy to the day! After I was sure that it was not teasing me, I brought it back into the house so we can enjoy it daily. It makes me smile every time I look at it.