How do I stunt the growth of my Cardon Cactus??

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    JJJRposted 7 years ago

    How do I stunt the growth of my Cardon Cactus??

    My cactus is growing too quickly for me to handle.  I do not wish to sell it, though.

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    diogenesposted 7 years ago

    Hi TripleJR.  First, stand right way up!  Not easy to stop Cardon growing, as they are very tall in nature; it's a bit like trying to subdue a palm tree.  I see you have it in a fairly small pot, whch should limit it somewhat.  Any drastic methods, such as root-cropping or cutting the plant in any way will spoil its health and beauty.  In captivity, it probably won't grow more than, say, 8 to 10 feet? 
    Cardon is a bad choice for an indoor cactus, unless you have cathedral ceilings...you barrel cactus neighbor is far better.  Of course, your cardon can go outside later if you live in a warm, sunny area (no frosts...will kill him!).  Good luck!   Bob

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    JJJRposted 7 years ago

    Thanks!  I think I have a place in mind where he could go outside...JJJR

 
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