barbara.bones added on January 16, 2018 | Answered

I have cactus that is dying at the top. The limbs are drying up and dying. Should I remove the dying top? There is new growth on the bottom.

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Answered on January 17, 2018

Yes. You can remove the affected growth. I'm inclined to think that there could be a fungal or bacterial infection. Could you include a photo? This could help me to see what the problem is.

After you cut the top, make sure to wipe the cut with peroxide to kill of any infection. You should always makes sure to let the soil mix dry out almost completely between waterings. On the next watering mix a few caps full of peroxide into the water before using it.

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