on Sunday, November 30, 2003 at 18:48:58, christine wrote:|
I have a small saguaro that has been growing well for over 3 years. Now, upper portionthere is some black along the raised spine between the spines. I don't ever remember seeing it before.
This may only be a slight problem that should heal without further damage. Since you said the problem was at the top (upper portion) of the plant I would not be too concerned. If the black spot expands then you may need to do a little more. Please just watch the plant and keep in touch if the black portion expands and grows larger. Normally this sort of thing will dry up and may produce a scar but will not affect the plant further.
Hope this helps. If your saguaro is growing outside in a sunny open air position you should not be overly concerned by slight spotting or other stem problems unless it seems to be extensive and a threat to the survival of the plant.
Let me know how this turns out and just keep an eye on it for expanding or other drastic changes.