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?
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.