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Beginner Gardening Questions: Christmas Cactus

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Staten Island, NY
(Zone 7b)

January 9, 2013
10:39 AM

Post #9380120

Howdy all!
I have 3 nice little Christmas Cactus that I purchased for .40 each! Now how do I proceed w repotting and propagation? Thanks! Have a great day! :)


Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 9, 2013
3:07 PM

Post #9380348

Here are some basics for you on care and propagation . Also info on when to prune and re-pot.
Staten Island, NY
(Zone 7b)

January 9, 2013
3:36 PM

Post #9380377

Thank you very much! :)


Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 9, 2013
3:40 PM

Post #9380383

You are most welcome. Enjoy, they are lovely plants ant time of the year.
Kansas City, MO

March 22, 2013
9:26 AM

Post #9458118

hi i have that is very old i have never repoted it the lady that gave it to me said it lives to be root bound and it blooms all year some times i force bloom it it is vey pretty it has a few bulbs on it now i never cut it back but if a piece falls off i just put it in the dirt good luck
Opp, AL
(Zone 8b)

March 22, 2013
12:06 PM

Post #9458223

Plants that can't tolerate soggy/mucky soils are often misinterpreted as preferring to be potbound, especially by those prone to overwatering. That means most potted plants, for which the retention of excess water is the primary difference between a plants' natural environment and its' pot. If you alleviate that condition, any size pot will be fine. Within reason, the sooner a pot dries, the better, moisture can be restored to an even level from top to bottom. Not everyone has the time to water plants every few days, so it's a balance each plant-o-phile must find. As a recovering serial overwaterer, I love having soils that drain quickly enough that my usual decision when I'm unsure (just a little sip for now) which is probably usually wrong, can do no harm.

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