I had this wonderful cactus in full bloom when I bought it from Wegmans a couple years ago. I have never had any luck keeping a cactus alive long enough to bloom again. Not for lack of trying mind you. I have tried to get a clipping from an old one to start my own. It never made it. Bought a new one and tried to keep it alive after all the blooms fell off. It died. But they are just so pretty I had to buy one more little plant for the holidays. It was the typical routine: gorgeous blooms, breathtaking color. Then the blooms fell off, and the plant got more and more unhappy. But this time, I took it down in the basement and tried to forget about it. I saw it a time or two and gave it a drink, but it looked dreary and wicked sad. I left it there till fall. Then I repotted it with new soil, gave it a hefty drink and put it in the window. Slowly the flat dull stems plumped up and got a nice green color, and a couple weeks ago, little buds appeared. I am in awe! A cactus plant of my very own that returned to bloom for the holidays!