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Q.Growth On Cactus

Zone 85383 | Anonymous added on August 2, 2023 | Answered

My Saguaro came with this growth on it. It has been 3 years and hasn’t gotten any larger. Is this something I should cut out/off, or just leave it?

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Answered on August 3, 2023

It may be an area that callused over after insect injury, so probably best to leave it. If you don't see evidence of insect tunnelling or invasion I wouldn't be too concerned. It may eventually fall off.

You wouldn't want to cut it off unless it was a necrotic spot, but it doesn't appear to be.


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