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by puddingned94 on May 09, 2006 01:27 PM
i took a part off a small cactus i set it in cactus potting mix why won't it root? how can i make it root?
by JV on May 09, 2006 04:12 PM
puddingned94, what type of cactus do you have? When you took the cutting did you let is scab over before replanting? You need to let a crust form where you cut it from the mother plant. Also I dip mine in rooting hormaone after it forms the crust then plant it. Do not over water that is one of the worst things you can do.

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by margaret e. pell on May 10, 2006 04:10 AM
When did you take the cutting? Cacti don't do anything quickly. Please describe the cutting; is it a pad from a prickly pear, a smaller offset from a clumping type cactus, did you cut the tip off something? ...? How big is the cutting?

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