Repotting a Ric Rac Cactus

teisa(6)May 13, 2013

I bought 6- 1.5 ft Ric Rac cactus plants that I reported into one big pot. I cut some of them and made 2 pieces instead of huge Branches. My question is how well does this cactus root? I can't really put it in a bag with is being so large. So will it root relatively well?

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alisonoz_gw

It roots very well provided it doesn't rot. It's more of an epiphytic cactus and you sometimes see long stems making roots at different points just in case they get a grip on something to climb.
Cuttings do better allowed to heal over slightly first and then will root in something like orchid mix or half and half with a sandy mix. Since you've already planted yours just don't overwater it. Takes a while to form roots but I've seldom lost any.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2013 at 2:54AM
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teisa(6)

Thanks Allison. Now I forgot to mention that I did allow them to callus for 24 hours before potting. This is my first Ric Rac but I've grown other cactus. The mix I used was African violet soil, bark, perilite, and a little bit of leca stones, and a dash of sand. It was extremely fast draining. I watered lightly today with superthrive. I'll leave it be for a couple weeks. TIA

    Bookmark   May 15, 2013 at 11:33AM
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Dzitmoidonc(6)

RicRacs are very susceptible to orange rust. If it is indoors all the time, make sure you have a fan going to move the air around.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2013 at 9:00PM
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