Cactus
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Dying Cactus

mj5181 added on February 6, 2017 | Answered

I had a cactus that fell over and the top split open and was not healing properly. I cut the top portion off in the hopes that it would heal, but after it dried out some, the cactus has started rotting from the top down again. What should I do?

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    Downtoearthdigs
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    Answered on February 7, 2017

    I would cut back any watering you may be doing. Without seeing the injury I can only suggest you make a clean cut and allow the cactus to callous over.
    You can dust the cut with cinnamon, it acts as a natural fungicide.

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/using-cinnamon-on-plants.htm

    It may be that the damage is to great to over come but many Cactus can be propagated from cuttings.
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/scgen/removing-cactus-pups.htm

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