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by Vince Leonardi
(Somerville, MA)

About 1 1/2 years ago I had cataracts done. The clinic gave me a plant each time I had an eye done. The plants were flowered and in a small plastic pot.
I have since re-planted them into a slightly bigger pot. Okay, my question is are these plants ever going to flower again?. They were re-planted in “Miracle-Gro” soil. They are both doing very well but have never “flowered” since I got them.
Thank you for your time and any help you might afford me.

Hi Vince, what a nice thought, to give you a plant and something to look forward to seeing.

Without a picture of the plant, I would have no idea if it will flower again – although most plants of that type are easy going and require relatively simple care.

Some indoor houseplants require a dry period to trigger the bloom cycle, such as Schlumbergera, the Christmas Cactus.

In the case of other flowering plants, the light in our houses isn’t bright enough or of the right photoperiod (length of time per day of light and dark) to trigger blooming.

I would contact the clinic who gave them to you, and see if you can get a name of the plant, then post back in the comments.