Prickly pear cactus or paddle cactus can be easily propagated and transplanted. Find a section of prickly pear cactus that you’d like to thin out and cut off a section of pads. Make sure to cut them at the bottom of a pad. Dig a hole and plant the bottom cactus pad in the ground. The section of cactus pads will start growing. In addition to having a new prickly pear cactus, viagra you’ve also cleaned out an existing prickly pear cactus!
Baby agaves are called “pups” and they grow as offshoots from mature agaves. You can dig out agave pups with a shovel or trowel. These can be planted directly into the ground once they’ve been dug up. You will find a few roots on pups.
Column cactus such as totem pole cactus or fence post cactus are like prickly pear cactus. You can plant a cut section and they will grow. These cactus grow from the ground and have several sections that can be separated. It’s best to transplant a section of column cactus that was originally in the ground and not just cut off the top.
Always water transplanted cactus when you plant it and then each time the ground dries out until it becomes established.
Another great thing about transplanting cactus and agaves is that you don’t need to add mulch to the soil. Since they started out in desert soil, they’ll do perfectly fine being planted in native soil. Nature sure is great!
Call us at (520) 370-5697 if we can answer any of your transplant questions or help you with your desert landscape. Check out our website at www.sonoran-oasis.com to see a full list of our services.