If you are pruning your plant to allow further growth, you don’t need to take much off the ends. In fact, you can remove up to ⅓ of your Christmas cactus if you want to reduce its size
To grow another plant from your cutting, take Y-shaped cuttings from the mother plant. These cuttings can be planted in different pots to grow as many new plants as you want.
After blooming, your Christmas cactus will be entering a growth period and putting out new leaves. This is the best time to prune as it allows the cactus to branch out and grow more stems.
Each segment is a rectangular shape with a joint at the end. The stem should easily break at this point as it is the weakest part of the plant. Make sure you twist quickly to avoid damaging the plant.
Cuttings larger than two sections can be used to grow new cactus plants, a process known as propagating. Discard any cuttings that are too short.
Christmas cacti grow well between 65 °F (18 °C) - 75 °F (24 °C), and require about 50-60% humidity in the air, so it’s best to ensure your home meets these requirements