how do you allow a cut to callus? - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by wenhen56
July 16, 2010
I want to get a start from a christmas cactus. The Q & A library said to allow the cut to callus. What does that mean?

Answer from NGA
July 16, 2010
It simply means to allow the cut parts to air dry. This can take a few hours to a full day. As long as the cut is not oozing fluids, it has calloused over. Once the wound has calloused over it will not be so prone to developing fungal diseases. Hope this clarifies things for you. Good luck with your propagation project.

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