Pencil Cactus

Pencil Cactus


Carolyn Hand added on March 21, 2017 | Answered

I have a 5 foot tall pencil cactus. I put it outside and was unable to bring it in when temperatures dropped to freezing. It is so severally frostbitten. What to do?


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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on March 24, 2017

It can take days or even weeks for frost damage to appear.
Keep the plant in a normal indoor environment.
You can prune away the dead or damaged plant material. Use gloves, as the sap can cause irritation and reactions can be serious in some people.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/pencil-cactus/care-pencil-cactus.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/tips-for-saving-cold-damaged-plants.htm

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