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Q.christmas cactus repotting

linda.g.buchanan added on April 4, 2015 | Answered

Should a very large Christmas cactus be separated and repotted? My Christmas cactus grew very large. Should the be separated and repotted?

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Answered on April 4, 2015

It all depends. Christmas cactus thrive better when they are slightly root bound in their pot. However, you should consider re-potting when the roots grow too large for their pot (one tell-tale sign will be roots popping through the drainage holes of the pot). Christmas cactus typically only need to be re-potted every 3-4 years. The best time to re-pot a christmas cactus is after blooming ends and the flowers have wilted - it should never be attempted while the cactus is actively blooming.

If you do decide to pursue repotting, you can find more information here:

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