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Q.Christmas cactus

Zone Camden, SC 29020, but I live on a lake | Anonymous added on January 13, 2019 | Answered

I have 3 huge, beautiful Christmas cactuses that probably have been in their pots 5 years if not longer. They are too heavy for me as they are. Can I trim off a lot of foliage back to pot rim which will lighten the plant, therefore making it easier for me to handle, remove plant, remove as much old soil as possible, & repot in same container with new soil? The containers are 10″ across, so you can see what huge plants are in them.

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Answered on January 13, 2019

You are right that it is a good idea to repot your holiday cactus and now is a good time to do it. Here is an article that covers how to prune and how much you can remove without damaging the plant's health. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/christmas-cactus/christmas-cactus-pruning.htm

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