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May 10, 2020 6:19 PM CST
Name: Alicia
Ennis, TX (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Dog Lover
Hi there!! My sister "inherited" this cactus from our grandmother many years ago, and it seems to be doing pretty good! It's got that new growth down at the bottom that my sister is wanting to propagate. Would it be detrimental to the cactus if she were to remove that new growth, and would it even be able to grow if she were to plant it? Also, if anybody knows what specific cactus it is that would be nice to know as well. Thank you so much!!
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May 10, 2020 6:28 PM CST
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Name: Baja
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Get a sharp pair of pruners and remove the lower branch where it is narrowest, right near the main stem. Give it a few days to heal and then pot it up in a relatively small container (wider than deep, with holes) with fast draining soil. Wait another week or two to water. It will probably take a few weeks before it decides to put down roots, but there should be a noticeable change on top when that happens (with new growth, ideally). I'll leave the identification question to others on this forum.
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May 10, 2020 6:43 PM CST
Name: Alicia
Ennis, TX (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Dog Lover
Thank you baja!!!!
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May 10, 2020 8:18 PM CST
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It is a Cereus... I do not want to hazard a guess as to which one, someone else might...
It is what it is!
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May 10, 2020 8:35 PM CST
Name: Alicia
Ennis, TX (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Dog Lover
mcvansoest said:It is a Cereus... I do not want to hazard a guess as to which one, someone else might...


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