Cactus
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cactus with orange pumpkin looking flower

Zone Chesapeake Ohio but its an inside plant | Anonymous added on April 17, 2016 | Answered

I have a cactus with an orange pumpkin looking flower on top, but the orange thing is rotting. It had 2 smaller balls on it as well. Can I plant the little balls because the big one is rotting? .

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on April 19, 2016

You have two options with those two small healthy pups. You can pot them up:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/scgen/removing-cactus-pups.htm

or you could try grafting them onto to another cactus:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/scgen/grafting-cactus-plants.htm

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