** Cutting Done Right? Advice? PHOTOS **

Multiplying your cacti vegetatively.

Moderators: ElieEstephane, DaveW

User avatar
naomiaileen
Posts: 26
Joined: Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:06 pm

Re: ** Cutting Done Right? Advice? PHOTOS **

Post by naomiaileen » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:41 pm

7george wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:14 am
Upright is better, this will prevent roots from the middle of the stem. The bottom cut would be better to keep dry, spray the stem above and the soil around. How often: 1 - 2 times a week is OK. And give the cacti some weeks time to root, the spring is coming.
I've sprayed it with water and propped them upright on a mesh surface that is elevated. What do you think? Hm..
Attachments
IMG_5759.jpg
IMG_5759.jpg (109.16 KiB) Viewed 86 times

User avatar
ElieEstephane
Posts: 953
Joined: Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:10 am
Location: Lebanon (zone 11a)

Re: ** Cutting Done Right? Advice? PHOTOS **

Post by ElieEstephane » Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:14 am

The top of the tallest one looks rotten to me
There are more cacti in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
One of the few cactus lovers in Lebanon (zone 11a) :mrgreen:

User avatar
cactushobbyman
Posts: 1352
Joined: Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:01 pm
Location: Sanger, California

Re: ** Cutting Done Right? Advice? PHOTOS **

Post by cactushobbyman » Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:31 pm

This my take on columnar cactus: I would take the tallest piece and cut it to the part that is the greenest. The rest of it looks either dead or just bad. Now for the rest of the cuttings; what is your end goal? If you don't want to cut the tip of the second tallest, it will stay elongated and never get to the original shape as the rest of the cutting. All cuttings with cut tops and bottoms will send out new growth, whether off of the main column or at the base of the plant.
j.jpg
j.jpg (109.85 KiB) Viewed 64 times


The above picture started of as a single column and twenty years later, side growth/branching from pruning, freeze damage, and branches getting too tall and just falling off. The second is both new growth from the base as well as new growth from a cut branch (one arm was so tall, about 8 feet and leaning towards the sun, I cut it off and now three new buds are growing.
k.jpg
k.jpg (106.62 KiB) Viewed 64 times
For me, I would cut to the best overall shape and make the cutting. To root it I would put it in a one gallon plastic pot and put one half full of gravel place cutting and add enough gravel to keep up right. Then I would place it in a cool part of the greenhouse and water it at least once every two weeks during the growing season. If you use some kind of growing medium I would bottom water it.

Good luck,


8)

User avatar
naomiaileen
Posts: 26
Joined: Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:06 pm

Re: ** Cutting Done Right? Advice? PHOTOS **

Post by naomiaileen » Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:16 pm

cactushobbyman wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:31 pm
This my take on columnar cactus: I would take the tallest piece and cut it to the part that is the greenest. The rest of it looks either dead or just bad. Now for the rest of the cuttings; what is your end goal? If you don't want to cut the tip of the second tallest, it will stay elongated and never get to the original shape as the rest of the cutting. All cuttings with cut tops and bottoms will send out new growth, whether off of the main column or at the base of the plant.

j.jpg

The above picture started of as a single column and twenty years later, side growth/branching from pruning, freeze damage, and branches getting too tall and just falling off. The second is both new growth from the base as well as new growth from a cut branch (one arm was so tall, about 8 feet and leaning towards the sun, I cut it off and now three new buds are growing.

k.jpg

For me, I would cut to the best overall shape and make the cutting. To root it I would put it in a one gallon plastic pot and put one half full of gravel place cutting and add enough gravel to keep up right. Then I would place it in a cool part of the greenhouse and water it at least once every two weeks during the growing season. If you use some kind of growing medium I would bottom water it.

Good luck,


8)

Wow Thank u!

User avatar
naomiaileen
Posts: 26
Joined: Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:06 pm

UPDATE Re: ** Cutting Done Right? Advice? PHOTOS **

Post by naomiaileen » Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:18 pm

:idea: well.. this is an update of the current state. Not sure if things are moving in the right direction. I’ve left it alone in a dim room.. not sure what I should do next :?:
Attachments
6CB6365A-E2B4-4B26-B2AE-43FDBCF56E81.jpeg
6CB6365A-E2B4-4B26-B2AE-43FDBCF56E81.jpeg (111.9 KiB) Viewed 40 times
35F3FA83-12C8-4D90-A75F-973AD6F35313.jpeg
35F3FA83-12C8-4D90-A75F-973AD6F35313.jpeg (81.08 KiB) Viewed 40 times

User avatar
ElieEstephane
Posts: 953
Joined: Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:10 am
Location: Lebanon (zone 11a)

Re: ** Cutting Done Right? Advice? PHOTOS **

Post by ElieEstephane » Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:22 pm

There's nothing wrong with it
There are more cacti in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
One of the few cactus lovers in Lebanon (zone 11a) :mrgreen:

User avatar
naomiaileen
Posts: 26
Joined: Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:06 pm

Re: ** Cutting Done Right? Advice? PHOTOS **

Post by naomiaileen » Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:53 pm

ElieEstephane wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:22 pm
There's nothing wrong with it
it looked so shriveled at the ends, i assumed it was going bad..
thanks that's good to know

Post Reply