Christmas cactus cuttings, do i remove the developing buds?

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  1. PhilC

    PhilC Gardener

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    Hi Everyone,

    I've taken a few Christmas cactus cuttings around a month ago. They'd started rooting quite quickly but don't seem to be growing any new leaves yet. However, I've noticed pink buds starting to appear on all the cuttings so do i now remove these to allow the cuttings to actually grow or shalli leave them on?
     
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    • Freddy

      Freddy Miserable git, well known for it

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      I’m no expert, but if it were me, I’d leave it be.
       
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      • Lem

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        I’ve always left mine on, they don’t seem to mind, but removing the buds shouldn’t hurt as the plant will put more effort to grow roots, than flowering and rooting, either way they should root quite readily :thumbsup:
         
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          I've rooted loads so my advice is just leave them be, all will be fine.:dbgrtmb:
           
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          • pete

            pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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            All I can say is, if you will root cuttings at totally the wrong time of the year. :yikes:
            You deserve all you get. :roflol:
             
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