I've often taken cuttings from my Stapelia, anyone know how to pronounce that? Stap e lia? Stap lia? Anyway I've often taken a piece and put it in moist soil and watered it after the soil dried and it would get roots and then I'd gift it away. I know succulents are easy that way. I've never done larger cactus's though.
I have the opportunity to get some cuttings of a cactus that has Beautiful large flowers. I'd post a picture but I haven't figured out how to do that yet. I suppose it will come to me someday. From what I've read your supposed to be able to do it when you review your posting but I haven't noticed where I click to do that. Anyway, back to the subject. Since this is the time of year when these cactus bloom, should I wait till it's closer to winter to do it or does it matter? I know you cut off the limb then let it scab over then plant it. Will the wound on the parent plant scab over too or is there something I need to do for it? I also need to know if I can do this whenever or if I should wait for a cretin time of year. My best guess would be that the parent plant would be OK and it would scab over just like the cutting. I'd also guess that the cutting could be taken whenever since the younger babies aren't old enough yet to have flowers and it would leave more nutrients for the parent plant.
Thanks for any advice you can give.