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Posted 7M ago by @Houseofplants

I adopted Navajo a couple days ago. He has this section ...

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8” pot with drainage
Last watered 1 week ago
Cut off the healthy green top and propagate. In addition you can cut off the corky part too and throw it off. Do not water the plant for 5 days after the surgery.
It’s really up to you. If you want the plant to look better aesthetically then cut it off and propagate otherwise let it be it will scar and continue to grow just fine!
I agree with @SvelteKingfern - you can chop and prop!

You can cut the branch close to the main stem. Then (keeping in mind the top of the stem and the bottom of the stem) you can cut out the ugly part and plant the other two parts - BOTTOM DOWN - and propagate them!

You might not want to put those pieces back into the pot right away because they are going to need less water. You'll also want to make sure the ends dry well by leaving them out to callus over the next two days.

You can dip the bottoms in rooting hormone if you want, or you can just leaf them alone and let them do their thing.

Here are two little cacti that @Boymom-plantmom gave me. I've had them on soil for weeks now and nothing has started growin.

New cuttings will take their time, especially in winter. The key with new cuttings is to NOT overwater them.
Oh, and to keep them upright, you can use sticks to keep them straight while they root. You'll not want to bury them too far in the soil; just put them on the soil and snuggle them down into the top just a bit -- not much.
Thank you all so so much!!
I decided to leave that stem alone. If it’s not harming him there is no sense in cutting him up. Plus I think it gives him character.
That's ok too.