Discovered this this splendid 72f day on Spring Equinox in upstate NY
I had just given this plant it's 1st good H20ing yesterday. It's been flowering since Thanksgiving. It was in the "cold" room (42 - 50f) with no water since before Christmas. Have given a couple of light H20ings since Mar 1 since room has been 60 - 75f.
Pic 1 - View of plant when walk in door
Noticed a depression spination on the most hidden spot - the slight underside on main orig. stem. Looked closer & I was looking in a cavern! But it was weird because no goo, no black, no smell....Got out scalpel blade & alcohol & gingerly sliced around edges. Here's first entry "port".
Next are views (need laprascope
) into cavity. It was a sl. calloused over, but went down into stem. It appears to have self-healed. I'm sure it'll be susceptible, but for all appearences, it's a happy camper!
Thought about dusting with sulphur power, but figured I'd end up getting toxic S levels! We'll see...
After I saw the severe sunburn heal/recovery (forget who, sorry, but from AZ) that happened a year ago. Again the cacti immune system astounds me!
Endless Life lessons from these creatures!