Can a christmas cactus be split in half?
I was elected to keep my father-in-law's cactus alive. It is 100 years old. I did re-pot it once and it got so big. I was wondering if I could split it in half and re-pot both?
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A christmas cactus isn't usually divided at the roots. The size of a christmas cactus is typically kept in check via pruning. You can remove up to one-third of the plant per year by pruning - give the stems a quick twist between one of the segments or use a sharp knife/scissors to remove segments.
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