Several years ago, my Mom bought one for me for Christmas because she knew I had always admired them. I couldn't justify spending money on a plant for myself though--money was tight. The blooms were so pretty and festive through the winter that I wanted more of the Cacti for my home. My Mom told me how my Grandma used to just break off a piece and let it dry out a day or two then plant the piece in another pot. She would always have "starts" for anyone who wanted one! Both of my Grandmas had green thumbs--guess that is where I get it from--at least that is what my Mom tells me!
So here are pics of my propagating process:
Several of my Christmas Cacti in the kitchen window. The one on the left is the original one my Momma bought for me. I just counted and I have 9 pots of these beauties in my kitchen and dining room! Told you I love them! :)
Then plant several pieces in a pot together. Water lightly at first and just water once or twice a week after that. The segments may wilt a little but be patient. Less watering is more!
So if you are lucky enought to have one of these beautiful plants, you can easily propagate more. More for your home or like me, more to give away or sell!
Have you propagated any plants lately?