Can I prune a Desert Star cactus?

Zone 76208 zone 8 | Anonymous added on February 22, 2020 | Answered

I bought the cactus at an estate has really long thin branches with green leaves at the ends ( researching I found this is from not enough light) How much can I prune it, and when? Also, it is potted in a regular pot rather than a shallow dish planter. Can I cut off the long roots and plant it properly?

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Answered on February 24, 2020

This article should tell you what you need to know about trimming your cactus:

In case you're interested in propagating the plant, here's another helpful article for you. From your description, I think it is a desert rose cactus.

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