Replanting a Christmas Cactus

I need to know how to replant a Christmas cactus that needs to be trimmed.

Hardiness Zone: 6a

By Vicki from Conneaut



February 24, 20100 found this helpful

Hi Vicki, I grow epiphyllums (commonly called orchid cactus) and I think the care is the same as Christmas cactus. If you want to cut off some of the fronds, you can actually let them sit (out of the sun, but just laying on a table, etc.) for a few days until the cut end seals and plant them for a new plant. Then just pot up the old plant in a slightly larger pot using 1/2 orchid bark (medium will do) and potting soil. Since it is a succulent, don't water it much for the first two weeks, especially the new cuttings. Good luck!

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