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Jun 6, 2020 9:29 AM CST
Denver CO
Hi, to make a long story short, I left my boyfriends cactuses outside and they froze. I've lost 3 of the 4 and I'm hoping that I may be able to save this last one! I'll attach pictures. Before it froze there were two babies on the side, once I realized they were dead I pulled them off to find rot behind them, so we gently scooped it out, this was about three weeks ago. I put a rooting powder on the wound and it looked like it was doing ok but now it's slumping over and I'm wondering if I should cut it off completely or if I should leave it alone? I'm so sad... I tried to cut the last cactus to save it, but I think it was too late and I'm hoping this is not too late for this one... please help!
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Jun 6, 2020 10:05 AM CST
Name: Daisy I
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Welcome!

Sorry but, there's no saving the cactus. Rooting hormone? I'm not sure what that was supposed to do. Next time, try cinnamon.

The cactus needed a lot more sunshine than it was getting - that's why it has a pointy head.
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Jun 6, 2020 10:13 AM CST
Denver CO
Good to know on the sunshine thing. We moved into a different apartment and we don't get very much natural light...he completely changed shapes over the last year so that makes a lot of sense. Is it too late to use the cinnamon? I've never heard of this..Thank you for your advice, I'm new to all this.
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Jun 6, 2020 3:51 PM CST
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