Cacti Soft Porn in Cacti & Succulents Posted January 29, 2007 Side planting is supossed to generate a larger surface area for root development and thus greater pupping, not sure if it works but all of my cuts have 2 pups growing simultaneously, growth pattern the same as for any other pup I believe....funnily (or not) on the upper most arioles as if it were planted vertically!....all of them! The super pedro threw roots first and is plump to the point of rediculous but is only just starting to pup from 2 arioles. Psycho tip cut is getting secondary spines but no real growth or plumping. Kimuras are both throwing 2 pups one a little more plump and advanced than the other, same sized pups as super. Eileen tip is growing with no plumping, almost 4 inches with little to no roots in 2 months. Eileen centre cut side plantings all pupped without roots and are really dehydrated but still growing strong and look great, there must be roots there somewhere, growing faster than any other cacti I have.