Pencil Cactus

Repotting Pencil Cactus and Pruning Lavender

Anonymous added on March 21, 2014 | Answered

My pencil cactus is in a 4-inch clay pot. It is roughly 3 ft tall with very little lateral growth. I have it staked but am concerned that increased growth will unbalance it. Should I prune it back to encouage side branching? My lavender bush is very woody but am unsure how to cut it back. Please help. Thanks.

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Answered on March 21, 2014

Yes, you can always prune back the plant if desired to both control its growth and encourage branching. It does sound as if it may also need repotting, so this link should help with that: As for your lavender, the following article will help:

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