Following advice on here I thought I'd give it a go:
Oh and in other news my C. metallica palm IS flowering!!
Here is a link that might be useful: Thanksgiving Cactus haircut
Not mine in the pic but your TC hard cut may lead to the following results
I had NO idea those things went woody with time!
Never been much of a fan of 'em but now I'm seeing them in a whole new light!
THANK YOU MR. !!!
Holy moly, I didn't either, how cool. My Easter cactus has a hard trunk like that, but it's a leaner, not upright.
Larry, I admire your proactive approach. And how 'bout a pic of that palm?
Wow that's neat!
As for the palm,pics when the flowers 'open'
Green Larry: thanks for sharing. This is something I might be interested in trying next year, so I look forward to hearing about your results.
Good job on the trim. I have been thinking about doing the same thing. I think I will prune it once it stops blooming.
Well it was quite drastic. Many other plants would have just died but this is a succulent cactus so I figured it could take it. Not only did I trim over half the stems but also I removed a large chunk of the roots . It sulked for a while but the stubs have mostly fallen off and I think there's a hint of new growth!
it's a perfectly safe trim, larry. I do trims like that every other year to rejuve my schlums to keep them bushy. just keep it on the dry side until you see new growth (you can mist it a bit ).