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Step-by-step propagation of Trichocereus Pachanoi by cuttings.

Posted: Mon May 28, 2018 5:10 pm
by Liz
OK guys, here it is for those of you that have been waiting. Seeing though I'v already cut mine and have no more left to do a video I will run through it all in these pictures for example. Click on pictures from start to finish. This covers all steps of the propagation process.
Step 1. With your bench, hands and knife all clean and sanitised, take a sharp knife or blade and cut a decent portion of the cactus. Around this size is fine. You can cut bigger amounts but probably no smaller than in the picture. The smaller the cut and size, the longer it will take too root and grow. If you already have a Trichocereus Pachanoi in your yard you can just cut the top right off but make sure it is done on an angle so the rain Won't sit on top, other wise there will be potential for rot to occur.

Step 2. Remember what side the bottom is and what side the top is, this is important as the bottom will only grow roots. Also cut and slice the top so that it's also on an angle the whole way round. This will stop the rain from sitting on top when it comes time to plant. Before thinking about planting, you must let the cactus sit for at least 2 weeks to dry out and calis over at both ends, for best results you can leave for a month. The longer it's left to dry, the cactus may already start growing roots! Yes that's wright, a lot of the time they still root with out soil or water. In saying this, 2 weeks will still be long enough if left in a dry position, for example, window sills ect. Make sure the bottom of the cutting is cut flat unlike the top.
Like in picture below:
Top of the cactus cutting:

Re: Step-by-step propagation of Trichocereus Pachanoi by cuttings.

Posted: Mon May 28, 2018 5:11 pm
by Liz
After its been left to dry and calis over, your cuttings are ready to plant. Only plant shallow, around 1-2inches. Water but do not water regularly like other plants. Cactus will still grow in soil if dry but eventually need water. Too much water could potentially cause the cactus to rot. Use a potting mixture with propagating sand. The cactus will need to breathe, and will help the roots grow strong and healthy:
Guys, after your cactus has dried and calised over, you can also get them to root simply by wetting some paper towels and placing the cacti cuttings on top instead of planting straight away you don't have to do this, it's more they studying key for me, and to take notice of what's happening. If you decide to do this make sure the paper towel is not too wet but rather moist instead. If the paper towel is too wet it's possible for rot to occur. Again make sure the cactus cutting is the right way up as the bottom will only grow roots.