Christmas Cactus Plants

Christmas Cactus – What to Do With Broken Woody Branch


Anonymous added on January 3, 2018 | Answered

I just broke off 2 thick branches of 60 year old christmas cactus. I would love to save these, so what do i do for replanting? Do I put branches directly in soil for growing roots? Appreciate any guidance.


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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on January 4, 2018

The usual and most reliable way to propagate Christmas cactus is by planting the individual green segments as follows:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/christmas-cactus/how-to-propagate-and-plant-christmas-cactus.htm

However, you may be able to get the woody branch to grow by rooting it as described under Cactus Cuttings in the following article:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/scgen/propagating-cacti-and-succulents.htm
Rooting hormones can help but aren't always necessary:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/propagation/cuttings/root-stimulating-hormone.htm

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