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31/03/2013 at 12:48
While we were away, my kindly neighbours unfortunately watered our cacti and now one which is 14 year sold is rotting from the base. Should I cut it and try and root the top part? Help! Thanks.
31/03/2013 at 18:41

In my "House Plant Expert" book it says that most varieties of cacti will root from cuttings. It states that it is vital to let the cuttings dry for a few days and large cuttings for 1-2 weeks before inserting int peat based compost. (I know that using peat based compost is a no no now but thats what it says!)  Apparently spring is the ideal time to do this.  Good Luck

31/03/2013 at 19:22
hi bennie,,, maybe if you ask Bummieben as his dad is good with cacti, Brummie gave me some advise and my fire barrel cacti hasn't looked back its growing like a good en he might have an answer for you good luck
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