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Gresham Oregon Willamette Vall
Jan 20, 2018 7:56 AM CST
I have had to severely prune back my opuntia cactus as it has grown into a walk way. Is there anything I should cover the cut marks with to protect the plant In the past I have always tried to prune at a pad joint and just let them heal over naturally.
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Jan 20, 2018 8:55 AM CST
Pads will heal. Cut pads will sprout several babies.
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Garden Sages Plant Identifier
Jan 20, 2018 11:04 AM CST
Cactus heal better without anything on the cuts.
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