Everyone knows them: cacti. You probably even have one or more at home! A robust plant with striking spines. Cacti are actually found all over the world. From the cold mountains to the tropical Caribbean Caribbean. The care of the cactus is quite easy, and the same applies for propagating a cactus.
Despite the fact that propagating a cactus is so easy, its success is certainly not guaranteed. Not every cutting will take root. Keep this in mind.
- A cactus
- Scherp mesje
- Flower pot with fresh potting soil
Step-by-step plan for the propagation of a cactus
- First disinfect the knife with pure alcohol or disinfectant.
- There are different types of cacti, but most of them have pups. These pups can be cut off diagonally from the mother plant.
- If the cactus doesn’t have a pup, you can also cut a cutting from the top. Attention! This spot is growing dense, but this will not be the same as before.
- Let the cutting dry well for at least one week.
- Prepare the flower pot for the cutting. Use a mix of potting soil and sand.
- Once the wound of the cutting has dried properly, you can put the cutting into the ground.
- If you have put the cutting in the ground, it is important that you do not water. Move the flower pot to a spot with indirect sunlight and wait patiently.
- After about one month you can see that the cutting starts to grow. From this moment on there are enough roots to water the cutting.