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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Answered on January 4, 2018

The usual and most reliable way to propagate Christmas cactus is by planting the individual green segments as follows:

However, you may be able to get the woody branch to grow by rooting it as described under Cactus Cuttings in the following article:
Rooting hormones can help but aren't always necessary:

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