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Taking a cactus cutting
    #2773950 - 06/08/04 07:12 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Hi, I have a friend with a large cactus in their backyard, it resembles pictures I've seen of Peruvian torch. It has about 6-8 ribs (not really sure) it's about 8 foot and has multiple shoots running out of a girthy trunk.

The last cactus cutting I was given had formed a callus which I was told would incourage root growth.

Are there any specific parts of the cactus where cuttings are best? Would it be better to take a younger pup or a mature looking side shoot (where the shoots join is often half the diamater of the actual shoot)

Also how long does a cactus take to form a callus?


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Re: Taking a cactus cutting [Re: faslimy]
    #2774045 - 06/08/04 09:24 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Get a picture.


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Re: Taking a cactus cutting [Re: faslimy]
    #2775134 - 06/08/04 05:04 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

i think its something around 3 weeks for a decent callus.

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