This is a very simple and easy propagation and takes very little effort. An ideal cutting to propagate Christmas cactus plants contains between two and five stem segments which are the flattened leaf sections.
Take a piece of your own Christmas cactus and put it in a small pot 2 inch with good potting soil.
How to start a christmas cactus. About ⅓ of the cutting should be in the soil. Once it starts growing repot to 3 inch and so on but remember they do better root bound. Six to eight weeks before Christmas place your cactus in a completely dark area like the garage or basement where house lights wont be on for 12 hours each night then carry it to a sunny spot to expose it to 10 hours of daylight.
Take an empty glass jar and fill the bottom with stones or pebbles about two inches deep. You can either cut the segment or pinch it at a joint. A bloom formula houseplant fertilizer or a half strength water soluble formula such as 20-20-20 or 20-10-20 makes an ideal fertilizer for Christmas cactus.
Each stem cutting can be 1 to 4 segments long. To do this you simply put individual leaf segments in pots with permeable potting soil where if you put them in a bright place and water them regularly. The best way to root a Christmas cactus in water is.
As the year goes on fertilize with liquid fertilizer once a month. Each cutting should be approximately three to. You can easily get a cutting from a mature healthy Christmas cactus plant to start a new plant for yourself or for someone else.
Rooting Christmas Cactus in Water Fill the jar vase or any small container which can be used as a rooting vessel with water. Apply a high-potassium fertilizer every two weeks once buds form. Prep Your Christmas Cactus to Bloom In mid-October reduce your watering.
Plant the cutting. Fill 4 to 6-inch diameter flower pot up to 1-inch below lip of pot with moistened cacti potting mix. Make sure the lower end of the stem –.
Twist off one or more stems from existing plant not currently in bloom. Ideally you want it between 50 and 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Keep your Christmas cactus cool.
Planting Christmas Cactus Push the cut stem about 1 to 2 inches into the potting mix so the callused end makes contact with the potting soil layer. The Christmas cactus Schlumbergera can easily be propagated by leaf cuttings in spring or early summer. Like the dirt rooting method start with between one and four cuttings.
By the holidays next year you should have a good size plant s to give as gifts. Today I will show you how to propagate your Christmas Cactus. The best way to root a Christmas cactus in water is to place the cutting into the water cut end downwards until two nodes are submerged.
Press soil down and top up if needed. HOW TO GROW CHRISTMAS CACTUS FROM CUTTINGS AT HOME-FAST N EASY-100 SURE RESULTDAIZZS TIP-Bend and break a Christmas cactus plants stem at a joint to remo. Place the cactus in an east-facing window for moderate light and some direct sun.
Once your Christmas C. Prepare a potting mix suitable for cacti with good drainage. Only water when the soil feels dry about an inch below the surface.
You can plant the dried cutting into a the potting mix by sticking the cut part into the soil.