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Q.My Cactus Is Over 20 Years Old Has Lost A Large Size Arm

Zone 85378 | azginny1 added on October 7, 2020 | Answered

Where the arm fell off there is a crack coming around the cactus I’m afraid the top of cactus will call off its pretty tall cactus is 20 ft tall the crack is about 5 ft down from top. is there a chance this could crack all around and fall don’t want to call on house car or person

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Answered on October 8, 2020

If you are in doubt about the cactus harming someone, or something, then it will be a good idea to remove the top portion of it. Spray the wound with a 10% bleach/water solution to avoid infection from the pruning.

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