Planting in Soil for Growing Cactus Succulents

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How to insert your plants in soil for growing cactus succulents; get professional tips and advice from an expert on growing your own plants and herbs in this free gardening video. View Video Transcript

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We're just going to go ahead and just transplant nothing to it you just stick it in the soil and you can even cut these things in half. One of the things that ranchers found about when they first got to fooling with them here in the United States when it came to ranching purposes it's best to get rid of them. Because you can grow more grass if you don't have cactus they would go out there and pull these things up, cut them up and things like that. They found out to much as surprise that chopping them up basically just spreads them around. The larger pieces that get the right growing conditions would grow right back on even though you chopped it up in the fairly small pieces. For decorative purposes if you wanted a little more lengthy plant or a little more taller plant that would produce more of a say limbs and character without having growing off from one. You might take a couple of pads such as this or even if you had one that had say three pads and you can plant those just by taking that cut part letting scab over and putting it in contact with the soil. The soil needs to be kept moist but not soaking wet there again there is a lot of moisture and a lot of energy stored in the pad itself. The plant can go for a long time and look like it's not doing anything but what it is doing is down in here in the potting soil is putting out roots. It's going to root itself down before it does anything that looks like growth as far as new pads or new growth above the ground, it's going to establish below the ground first.