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Potting up Christmas Cactus cuttings

posted Mar 20, 2013, 10:47 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Mar 20, 2013, 10:47 AM ]
Our Christmas Cactus was beautiful the last few years but it has grown too big for proper display.  So we decided to prune it a bit and pot up the cuttings to donate to the church plant sale in April.

Pruning consisted of simply pulling off short stems by tugging on the joints between leaf segments.  In some cases small roots were already visible.

We filled 4-inch pots with moist potting soil and stuck three cuttings into each.  We buried the first segment.  We set the pots aside in a bright (not direct sunlight) spot in our sun room and will wait for root and new leaf development.  We will keep the planting medium moist but expect some shriveling of the leaves along the way.

When new growth appears we will update the image.