My 3 year old Christmas cactus was outside from June through September under a pine tree, as it was last year. I noticed pine needles had dropped onto the cactus. Recently after a beautiful blooming, one of the large branches had fallen off. How do I root this branch and should I try to remove as many of the pine needles from the top of the soil as I can? Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
Rooting Christmas Cactus
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Yes, you will probably want to remove the pine needles. As for rooting the branch, this article should help with that: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/christmas-cactus/how-to-propagate-and-plant-christmas-cactus.htm