Cactus

Cactus Rot


Anonymous added on May 16, 2016 | Answered

I was viewing your page and I came across a symptom my cactus has become a victim to - rot. I was wondering, whilst looking through the directions of treatment, is it possible to just cut out the infected parts or must I cut the head off the plant and repot it? Thank you for your help.


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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on May 17, 2016

It is hard for me to say given that I do not know the extent of your cactus rot. Depending on the nature of the rot you can either excise the diseased tissue by digging out the damaged flesh using a sharp sterile knife then allow the hole to dry out or you can take cuttings and root them (https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/scgen/propagating-cacti-and-succulents.htm).

For more information on cactus rot, please visit the following link:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/scgen/cactus-going-soft.htm

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