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Q.Fixing Broken Cactus

Anonymous added on March 9, 2014 | Answered

I have a potted cactus that fell. The top portion of it broke off and the top inside of the cactus is now exposed. If I leave the cactus alone, will it regenerate the broken portion? Is there anything I can do otherwise (such as cut the top part of it off cleanly)? Thank you!

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Answered on March 9, 2014

It would likely be best to simply cut the broken piece from the plant, which will callus over and heal. The top portion can also be propagated to make another plant, if desired, rather than tossing it. Here is more information on that: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/scgen/propagating-cacti-and-succulents.htm

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