Written by Maggie
Feb 02 2021
Old lady cactus is a perennial succulent plant that is spherical or elliptical in shape. Old lady cactus is a kind of ornamental plant that we often see in our life. The common methods of propagation of old lady cactus are sowing, cutting and grafting.
Sowing propagation of old lady cactus time is from spring to early summer each year.
The suitable temperature for germination is 15-25℃.
When we carry out the sowing propagation of Old lady cactus, scatter the seeds of old lady cactus directly into a pot of soil and germinate in 7 days. When the seedlings are long enough to plant, separate them into pots.
After the sowing propagation of Old lady cactus, water properly and the soil should not be too dry.Seedlings should be wintered at temperatures above 10℃. When the seedling top minister gives burr, can potted, one pot one seedling, sub-plant had better undertake in spring.
Cutting propagation of old lady cactus can be carried out from spring to autumn each year.
Cuttage substrate for old lady cactus cutting propagation with river sand and a small amount of saw. Cuttage should choose full outstanding balls as cuttings. The ball is too small and perishable.
When we carry out old lady cactus cutting propagation, make sure the surface of the cuttings is smooth, and then put it in a cool place for 2-3 days after coating it with wood toner or sulfur powder.Wait until the secretion of SAP dry, cutting can be cut after the contraction. Put it in the half shade, spray some water, keep the soil moist, about 40 days can take root and survive.
High temperature and rainy summer is not suitable for cutting propagation of old lady cactus, but in the greenhouse can be cuttings all year round. Cottage is not inserted too deep, incision with slightly soil appropriate.
Cutting board with cactus or measuring day ruler, scion with a ball
When we carry out the grafting propagation of old lady cactus, we will cultivate more than 3 months of cactus grafting on the tender size of the day on the long. When the scion grows to a certain size and the cutting board can not support it, it can be cut down, dry the wound and then the cutting pot is planted. In a good environment of fertile soil and good air circulation, seedlings without grafting grow quickly. The seedling or grafting ball after the pot should be placed in the half shade, avoiding direct sunlight by all means, 7-10 days after the ball does not atrophy, you can survive.
Do not water after old lady cactus grafting propagation. Store in a cool place.