Another Christmas Cactus Question

stephanie_kay(5a IL)December 5, 2012

I was given a section of Christmas Cactus, can I divide it or should I leave it as one section till it grows out? I have a 6 inch pot, and have filled it with moist orchid bark/soil.


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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Hi Stephanie,

You can plant it either way but likely a 6" pot will rot the plant ASAP. These need small, plastic pots. For one cutting (or even if you cut that into 3, which would be fine) all it wants is a 3" pot, pls. believe me.

Also, don't water it in once potted up pls.; wait several days at least.

    Bookmark   December 5, 2012 at 1:36PM
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stephanie_kay(5a IL)

Hi Pirate,
I wet the bark and just laid the cutting on top and pushed the end downward a little. It is about 90 percent bark and the rest is a bark mixture for orchids. But you still think it should go smaller even in bark? Stevi

    Bookmark   December 5, 2012 at 1:55PM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Yes, smaller.

    Bookmark   December 5, 2012 at 3:09PM
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