Cactus
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I have broken off parts from cactus — can I root and plant them?

Zone 91401 | Cgpollack added on July 22, 2019 | Answered

I know very little about cactus. I’m hoping I can root them, plant them? I've had them about 5 days. Can they be saved???

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on July 22, 2019

Yes. Let the cuttings callous over for a few days, then insert in a pot with cactus potting mix to root. Your picture looks like succulents, and they should be allowed to callous over, too, before potting. After a week, mist the soil. Then when it roots, continue usual watering.

Here is more information:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/scgen/cactus-pruning-info.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/scgen/prune-leggy-succulent-plants.htm

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