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Q.Christmas Cactus

Zone Indianapolis, IN | tody02 added on August 22, 2016 | Answered

My Christmas Cactus – one of the branches is starting to break if I don’t do something soon. It is very large (2 big branches) and probably 7-8 yrs. old. It is blooming its head off right now!! Beautiful. What do I do? It is starting to split about 2″ to 3″ inches above the soil. It is also very healthy. Please help!!

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Answered on August 22, 2016

Your Christmas cactus is probably in need of pruning. The goal is to encourage the plant to grow more bushy, short foliage instead of just a few branches that eventually get too long. See this article for how:


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