GDD
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Cactus Pest?

Hi

I have a cactus which has been through the wars because its been a bit too top heayv and fallen over.

Not that long ago I spotted a new scar and though nothing of it however it hasn't healed up and lookslike a red bluge under the skin of the cactus.

Any ideas?

opabinia51
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Location: Victoria, BC

Any cactus officianados out there? :?:

grandpasrose
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Location: Quesnel, BC, Canada - Zone 4a

There is a fungal infection that cacti can get if injured that is sometimes red. The best way to heal it is to cut away the diseased tissue with a clean knife, and then give the open area a dusting with sulphur. This is not always a miracle solution though. The infection may have gone too far.
Best of Luck!! :wink:
VAL
VAL (Grandpa's Rose)

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