Moving Long-distance

Discussion in 'Indoor and Greenhouse Plants' started by Peter Rysko, Jun 3, 2022.

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    Peter Rysko New Member

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    My wife and I have inherited a 135 year old Christmas Cactus we call "Granny." We recently sold our home in Halifax, NS, and are moving back to BC (V.I.) Closing date is June 15. We will be driving our motor home across the country and plan to take at least three months to reach our new home.

    Is it feasible to cut the foliage back to the old wood, remove the root ball and cut it back, replant the original in some loose medium and send it ahead to my sister, who lives in Comox. The important thing to note is that it will be hot this summer and any plan I come up with doesn't seem appropriate. I would love to leave Granny as is but, 50+ pounds is just to much to ship and the moving truck is just not an option. Taking a slip and propagating isn't the same as having the original plant.

    Any Ideas? I'm running out of time.
     

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    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    Extrapolating from that written in the second document, it may be beneficial to force the plant into a semi-dormant state before bare rooting by placing it a relatively dark and cool place for a while.
     
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    togata57 Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    What a beautiful plant.
    I would put her in the mobile home and take her with me.
     

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