I was on the phone with my mother this evening, and had the following exchange with her:
Mom: Oh, the Christmas Cactus is blooming.
Me: Isn’t it a little early for that?
Mom: Well, it’s been so hot that I’ve been turning the air conditioning up really high…
Me: (uncontrollablle chuckling)
Mom: And apparently I turned it up high enough that it made the cactus bloom.
Me: Perhaps it’s time to turn down your a/c just a little bit.
Yes, particularly since according to that link, the ideal temperature to cause buds to form is between 55 and 60 degrees.
It’s a sign I’m growing old that when I saw that, my first thought was, “Damn, I’d hate to see her electric bill…”