|We have a Christmas cactus approximately 16 years old and two arms broke off. I would like to start another plant. What is the best way to start a new plant?
|Answer from NGA
May 25, 2000
|You should be able to root the severed pieces. Allow the end to callous over, then bury it about one-inch deep in sandy (cactus) potting soil. Moisten the soil and keep the plant out of direct sunlight. New roots should form in 2-3 months. You'll be able to tell your plants have successfully rooted when you see new growth. Good luck with your Christmas cactus!
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