Cactus Cuttings

MAD, MAD, MAD SCIENTIST jwg at gnv.ifas.ufl.edu
Mon Oct 31 07:50:24 EST 1994


In article <38rl84$hrj at hermes.oc.com>, dunn at elf.etsu.edu (Ian M Dunn ) writes:
> 
> Hey, does anyone know how to make a cactus cutting grow?  In other words, if 
> you cut off a piece of cactus, stick it in dirt, how do you get it to root?
> Please post if you have any info!

Cactus cuttings grow very easy.  First let the cut surface
heal over by letting the plant sit for a week or two before
planting- otherwise it will probably rot.  Second, plant in 
soil that is only damp.  It is best to use soil with very coarse
sand in it, but avoid at all cost fine sand ( it is poison to
the plant).  If you can use soil from the location where the cutting
was taken that is the best.  Finally don't overwater the plant.

Jay





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