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Self-healing Power of Plants

Last month, I wrote about my injured cactus with the extra support I gave it. I have read about plants having feelings and responding to music. Thus, during that critical few days, I played soothing music and talked to my cactus. The music was meant for it to heal and the talking was meant to encourage it to live on.

After a few days of music and talking, I noticed that the cactus was “standing” on its own, no longer needed the support from the spoon. I still kept the spoon, just in case it wanted to rest and lie on something.


Before: The cactus gets extra support

As I see improvement, I continue the talking without music. The below picture shows the self-healed cactus. From the picture, we can see that the wound is still visible, but it has dried and healed, no support is needed anymore.


After: The wound has healed

I believe human beings have similar self-healing power. When you are facing failure, be brave and endure the hardship. Listen to soothing music and talk to your family members and friends. With time, you will heal, like the brave little cactus.

It is okay to lean on your support for a few days, but it is you who have the power to stand up again!

Failure is not scary; the most important thing is to learn from the mistake and the ability to stand up again. I hope you are like the brave little cactus, now living happily with its family members, as in below picture.


Cactus family

An Injured Cactus

I have had a pot of cactus from Cameron Highlands some years ago, the cactus has died tragically because of the difference of cold highlands weather and hot weather. I was sad.

A few months ago, my aunt gave me a pot of cactus. I was reluctant to accept the cactus because I did not want the cactus to die tragically, again. After I learnt that the cactus is from her friend who has grown the cactus in hot Singapore weather, I decided to take the small cactus home.

The small cactus has grown happily since then. From one pot, now I have two pots of cactus, growing from a “single parent”. I put them outside my house where they can get sufficient sunshine. Still, one of the cacti has injured. It is suspected that someone has injured the cactus.


The arrangement before the single cactus is injured

I notice the cactus is injured when the arrangement has been changed, as in the below picture.


Someone has moved my plants


The poor cactus

Poor thing, the cactus is almost broken into two pieces. Suddenly, I think of a way to “save” it.


The cactus gets extra support

Have you encountered an injured cactus before? Can anyone tell me if the support method is able to help the cactus or make it worse?