Dying Cactus Help!

mj5181 added on February 24, 2017 | Answered

My cactus has been having issues for about a month now. I tried to replant it a month ago, but it fell during the process and the top split open a little and the cactus bent in the middle. I gave it support and hoped that the top would heal. Unfortunately, the top turned black and got mushy. I cut it down and put some cinnamon on it, but the top again got black and grew mold. I tried the same method, but just cut a little further down. It still didn't work, and yesterday it folded over on itself. I tried today to cut it down past where it had gotten mushy in the middle without my knowledge, but the bottom does not look very healthy. There was a middle piece that I was able to cut out that seems mostly healthy. I dusted the ends with cinnamon and was wondering if I can maybe replant it. Do I need to let it dry out or should I replant immediately? And is there anything that I can do about the bottom part? I've attached some photos below.

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Answered on February 25, 2017

I'm sorry your plant has suffered this damage.

Yes, it is possible to propagate cuttings, the likely hood of success with a section, unfortunately is not good.

With that said, with your determination is certainly is worth a try.
I located this link with information on the best process.

Good luck.

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