Pencil Cactus
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I have a pencil cactus cutting that hasn’t shown any growth for several years. What’s up with that?

Zone Gainesville FL | Anonymous added on October 19, 2019 | Answered

I was given 3 cuttings several years ago. The cuttings have been neglected for about a year - they weren’t dead but they weren’t growing either. I recut them, let them dry out then planted in soil for succulents. One died almost immediately, one is growing nicely, and the other one has done nothing going on 3 years now. Both surviving cuttings are in the same location and getting the same attention. Any ideas or advice?

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on October 21, 2019

Cuttings need more water than when the pencil cactus becomes established. Could it be they aren't getting enough water? Here is more information:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/pencil-cactus/care-pencil-cactus.htm

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