Need help identifying type and have to trim it

Asked January 12, 2016, 8:12 PM EST

I received this succulent garden as a gift. Now one of the succinct is overgrown and hanging off. What type of succulent is it and how can I either trim it or take a clipping to start a new plant? Leaves are about 2.5 inches and triangle in nature.

Baltimore Maryland

1 Response

We think this is pencil cactus. Here is a good site about it, but there are others online: http://houseplants.about.com/od/succulentsandcacti/p/PencilCactus.htm

The most common problem with all houseplants is overwatering, and that goes for
cacti in spades. Pay close attention to light levels and not over-fertilizing, too.

ECN