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Another Christmas Cactus Question

Posted by stephanie_kay 5a IL (My Page) on
Wed, Dec 5, 12 at 12:59

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.

Stevi


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RE: Another Christmas Cactus Question

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.


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RE: Another Christmas Cactus Question

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


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RE: Another Christmas Cactus Question

Yes, smaller.


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