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Question: rooting cactus

hello everyone ... at the beginning of October they gave me a 3cm high cutting of mammillaria microhelia and I placed it in a pot with 1/3 of sand and the rest of the universal soil ... I placed it in the greenhouse but it does not root even if in the heat ... could anyone tell me why it doesn't take root ??? thank you…


Answer: rooting cactus

Dear Andrew,

succulent cuttings often sprout with great ease, but it is not a hard and fast rule; it happens that some plants take root very slowly, even taking whole months before doing so. Consider that we are in late autumn, and the days are very short, so the plant from which you took the cutting could be in vegetative rest, in this case it will wait for the days to lengthen before starting to take root. Furthermore, despite the fact that cacti love a dry climate, they need a certain amount of environmental humidity to grow, so maybe your cuttings need a little humidity in the substrate (not too much or you will attract mold and fungi).

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