|1-large cactus limb, 36", with healed cut
Compost/sand/perlite rich soil mix.
1/2 inch PVC pipes for supports
Green plastic garden tie ribbon
This is a mature tip from an old plant. The section is 36 inches long
and quite thick at the base. The "trick" to propagating large sections
is basically mechanical support to keep the section stable while it
The cut end must be "healed" or callused
Place about 4-inches deep in well draining mix
Mechanically support the section
Keep in a shady area until it roots
Do not water for 2-4 weeks and then lightly
• Watch for new growth at tip + ribs fattening
Wait until it has roots before watering/fertilizing
It is best to use the 5-gallon container only 2/3 filled with dirt to
allow both a low center of gravity and adequate room for watering. Very
deep soil—filling to the top of the container—is simply not necessary.
You do not want this plant to dry out. Just because it is a cactus does
not mean it wants to live in dry sand! This species loves rich soil,
plant food, and water.
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