Christmas Cactus Plants
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Christmas Cactus

Zone desert | black thumb added on July 20, 2011 | Answered

My Christmas cacti has lost a lot of its limbs. Is there a way to save the lost limbs? Can I put them in water and will it develop a root? I live in a very hot climate in AZ. I only have a swamp cooler and I have it in the shade by insulated curtins. Is there any hope for this cactus to return its lost limbs before the next Christmas blooming?

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    Cathy
    Answered on July 21, 2011

    Christmas cacti are easy to re root, just put the lost limbs in some water, place in diffused sunlight. You can pot them in a good quality cacti soil once they root. Your mother plant should do just fine. Give it a light feeding of fertilizer to help it grow more brachs. They are one of my favorites as a house plant.

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