Organ Pipe Cactus
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A mature organ pipe cactus where limbs are starting to fall over

Zone 85048 | bbenedict27 added on October 30, 2017 | Answered

I have a mature old organ pipe cactus and in this last year many of the limbs are starting to fall over. Was wondering what can I do in this case? Is it normal for them to do this? Or do I have a problem such as over or under watering? thanks!

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BushDoctor
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Answered on October 30, 2017

This actually sounds like a case of over-watering. These are very drought tolerant, and will not tolerate "wet feet" for very long. I would let the potting material dry out pretty well in between waterings. You might apply a few drops of rosemary oil in the water for the next watering, just in case an infection is trying to start in.

Here is an article for more information on this cactus: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/organ-pipe-cactus/organ-pipe-cactus-care.htm

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