serial_killer
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cacti ID, and some propagation ?'s

First off can anyone ID these 2 new cacti I got, the one jade looking one is a "Ghost Plant" that I have had for some time now, you can see in the other pic I have several leaves that dropped off rooted in rapid rooter plugs. The other 2 are recent additions rescued from home depot for $1.98 each.

My other questions are about propagating Jade from cuttings. Just a quick run down of where the best place to cut is all I need, can I just use leaf cuttings or does it neet to be stem? What about the x-mas cactus, where do I take cuttings from on that?

Also about my little Aloe Vera- I read the pups hurt the mother if they get to large, taking away nutrients from it, are any of these getting to that size? Its just a baby its self, not sure if I want to put it through the stress of digging up and separating pups yet.

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The family-
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USDA zone 5b, Sunset zone 35

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Kisal
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The succulent with the grayish fuzzy leaves looks like it might be Kalanchoe tomentosa, also called Panda Plant.

The small cacti growing together in a bunch appear to belong to the mammillaria, but I don't know the species. (I have a difficult time determining the species name of a mammillaria until I see the flowers. Even then, some are very much alike. Sorry. :( )

Jade plants ... and your Kalanchoe tomentosa, too ... can be propagated from individual leaves.

Each individual segment of the Holiday cactus can start a new plant, although I seem to have better luck when I use stem pieces that are 2 sections long.

I would wait until the aloe vera pups grew to be about 3 to 4 inches tall before I potted them up individually. It's nice if they have their own roots, even if just tiny ones, but I've had totally rootless pups start fine. :)
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serial_killer
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Wow, thank you. You always have the answers.

If anyone else is interested maybe they can find more info [url=https://cactiguide.com/cactus/?start=-10&genus=Mammillaria&species=]here[/url]. I glanced threw all 18 pages but didnt really try to match one with my little one, when I'm feeling better I'll put more effort into it.
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