This is related to one of my old questions here: Centering Opuntia Cactus
Now, my opuntia has grown much bigger as can be seen in the picture below.
The base is still very narrow and the plant tends to completely bend whenever it rains, so I temporarily have a stick supporting it from doing so. Pretty soon the wind will make it bend the other side and I will have to move the stick to the other side.
So the question now is, what do I do about this? Do I still continue to leave the plant as is or would it be better to perhaps cut the pod such that the four pods on the top left are together.
If to cut, then where. Do I cut at the narrowest (joint) of the big pod and the other (single) big one below or do I cut in the half of the big one.
I read somewhere that the bottom most pod should swell and accommodate the entire plant, but after a year, it does not seem to be doing that.