Taking cuttings

shazza3shazza3 Posts: 106

hello, i've recently taken some cuttings of xmas cactus as my plant is very overgrown and they're in the greenhouse at the moment. as i wasn't sure whether to take long or short cuttings, i've done both. i dipped the ends in rooting powder as i didn't know if they'd take without it. 

my question is will all the cuttings take and how long will it be before i know ???

i've never taken cuttings from this plant before so don't know what to expect.

thanks   

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  • hollie hockhollie hock Posts: 3,346

    I think they are quite easy to take so you should get good results. Not done it myself but remember my mum growing them, I think she just put them in some water to root. Couple of weeks I would think to get some roots, might have to wait until you see a new leaf forming to know for sure

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,785

    It varies, sometimes you get new leaves in a matter of weeks and sometimes it takes months - as with so much in gardening, patience is the key image

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
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