Question by  Flower (92)

How do I propagate my Christmas Cactus from another plant?


Answer by  CIV (26)

A segment of the Christmas Cactus can be rooted by gently removing an upper section, dipping into a rooting hormone such as rootone or other comercial products found at most greenhouses. The section should then be placed in a sandy, well-drained soil that is to be kept moist (not wet) and misted regularly for a few weeks until roots form.


Answer by  Plantmasta (110)

When interacting with plants of certain species it's best to calculate in a few factors: Plant Type is important, what elements and temperature, humidity it thrives and grows best in. You should consider researching your plant types well before pruning, and progating them. I suggest a well rounded. Botany book


Answer by  BrendaG (6111)

Cut the stem segment at joint with scissors and let it dry overnight. In a container with an equal mix of dampened peat moss and potting soil, plant the cutting. Set it outside or in a window that gets plenty of sunlight. Mist the plant only until new growth appears.


Answer by  Cecilia (2828)

Take a cutting from below the section where the bud/arm connects. Let it sit out for a day or so to heal over the cut area. Place it gently in a mixture of vermiculite and potting soil mean for cactus. Water very Lightly. Some people put the cuttings in a plastic bag to raise the humidity. Wait. Wait. Wait.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

It's pretty easy make sure you have a pot ready for it and then just pour the plants out into your hand so the stems don't break and seperate them at the root then just replant them and they should be fine for you.


Answer by  Sylvia (759)

Cut a piece that has two or three joined segments, allow the cutting to dry. Place the cut end into the same type of soil the mother plant has.


Answer by  BrendaG (6111)

Propagate in spring or summer when plant is most active. Make the cut several segments long from any part of the plant. Set the cutting aside for about two hours to dry somewhat. Potting mix should be one part sand to three parts potting soil. Dip segment bottom in rooting powder, plant, and provide lots of light and moist soil.


Answer by  Engineer (49)

You should consider a basic rule before attempting a task like this: Plant type, as variances in plant species greatly can affect your efforts. Pick up a good botany book. Your group has been disbanded.

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