Golden Barrel Cactus
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Barrel Cactus–baby cactus removal

Zone Temecula/So. California | ekrinsky added on July 17, 2012 | Answered

I have a large barrel cactus and there are several "babies" growing out the side. Can these babies be removed? The best time of the year, and how is this done? Can the babies be transplanted?

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Heather
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Answered on July 25, 2012

Yes, they can be removed and grown. They are called pups. Here is an excellent article on how to remove them and propagate them:
http://rockoakdeer.blogspot.com/2012/05/propagating-barrel-cactus-pups.html

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