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quick cactus prop. question
    #3280792 - 10/26/04 08:12 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

would u guys recommend using a rooting hormone when sticking a calloused cutting into soil?

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Re: quick cactus prop. question [Re: Psilopleix]
    #3280853 - 10/26/04 08:29 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Its totally not necessary - cacti are one of the most eagerly rooting plants I've come across...never had a cutting not root. I've used rooting hormone a couple of times and it didn't seem to make any difference so now I don't use it simply since its strong plant hormones which I prefer to avoid when its not necessary. What I do do though is when I take the cutting I cut it flat across the bottom and then I make an angled cut near the bottom of each rib, chopping off a couple of areole sets, the ones that are going to be underground. I've found that when you do this the cactus throws out extra roots from the old areole sights.

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Re: quick cactus prop. question [Re: zee_werp]
    #3281103 - 10/26/04 09:20 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

I never needed it.

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