What's your question? Ask

Christmas Cactus Plants

Q.Can a christmas cactus be split in half?

Zone Minnesota | Pamdale added on March 14, 2015 | Answered

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?


A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Answered on March 14, 2015

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.

For more information on pruning christmas cacti, please visit the following link:

Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.

Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Christmas Cactus Plants
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert