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Q.Ends Of Some Branches Look Dry And Brown

Zone Naples, Florida | Psceusa7 added on November 13, 2020 | Answered

Some of the extensions of the cactus look dry and brown, should I cut them?

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Answered on November 13, 2020

I wouldn't. It is forming a callus, which will protect the cactus inner tissue.

Even though it is infected, leaving it and treating the soil and plant with a fungicide will be a less risky process.

This article will help you with fungicide use:


Watering habits will need to be ideal to prevent this in the future. Cacti will appreciate a thorough drying period. This means letting the soil dry, thoroughly, almost down to the bottom of the pot.

This article will help you with cactus care:


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