Barrel Cactus Plants
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barrel cactus putting out babies

Zone 92262 | Richard Lucikk added on February 27, 2017 | Answered

I have an older barrel cactus that has never bloomed but has put out two babies from the top center. Mother Barrel seems dormant, but the babies are the size of oranges. Do I remove them and pot them up? Leave them alone? Will Mother plant die? HELP! Thank you, Richard Lucik.

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Alisma
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Answered on February 27, 2017

Yes, you can remove the cactus babies, known as "pups," and plant them, usually without harming the mother plant. These articles will explain how:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/scgen/removing-cactus-pups.htm
https://garden.org/nga/searchqa/answer/48157/

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