Written by Maggie
Feb 05 2021
Rattail Cactus common propagation methods mainly include seeding, cutting, division and grafting. Now, let's look at details of rattail cactus propagation methods.
Sowing is one of the common propagation methods for Rattail Cactus. First, clean the plump seeds, remove the hairs, make a cut in the skin of the seeds with a knife, soak the seeds in warm water for several hours, and when the seeds become soft, put them in the nutrient-rich sand, and water them every day to moisturize them and germinate for about a month.
When can carry out Cutting propagation method of rattail cactus in the growing season, select strong enrichment of stem as cuttings, cut it into multiple segments, but should not be too short, in a cool and ventilated environment about 1 ~ 2 days, then minutes in soil, depth of a third of the plant, water moisture after about a month to take root.
The division is one of the propagation methods of Rattail Cactus. The division propagation method of rattail cactus can be carried out in combination with the repot treatment in spring. The mother plant can be taken out lightly, then the upper tiller buds can be cut with scissors, and then directly buried in the soil after disinfection treatment.
The grafting propagation method of rattail cactus is mainly done in flat or oblique grafting, mainly from spring to autumn. Cactus branches without lignification can be cut short and cut into a cone of about 1 cm. The young base of the rattail cactus can be inserted into the sharpened point without binding and placed in a shaded environment for about 15 days.