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Offlinezer0vega
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Cactus dying, help!
    #1410680 - 03/26/03 07:59 AM (14 years, 7 months ago)

well my foot tall san pedro is dying.... the base is turning brow/black and becoming soft... i have no idea what's causing this..
i have it in a pot of miracle grow cactus soil/desert sand... my concern is that the roots aren't developing... also, should i just cut off the dying part and replant the new cutting? HELP!


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Re: Cactus dying, help! [Re: zer0vega]
    #1410689 - 03/26/03 08:02 AM (14 years, 7 months ago)

if i were you, i would cut off the upper good part, LET IT CALLOUS and try to root it. you almost certainly won't save the one you have.


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Re: Cactus dying, help! [Re: Bilge]
    #1410706 - 03/26/03 08:05 AM (14 years, 7 months ago)

sorry, what do you mean by let it callous? let it sit for a while after being cut?


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Re: Cactus dying, help! [Re: zer0vega]
    #1410717 - 03/26/03 08:09 AM (14 years, 7 months ago)

how would you recommend i root?


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Re: Cactus dying, help! [Re: zer0vega]
    #1410859 - 03/26/03 09:01 AM (14 years, 7 months ago)

follow bilge's instructions: cut off (WITH A STERILE BLADE) THE affected part, and a little more just to be on the safe side. then place the cutting in broWn paper bag or cardboard box, and leave it at ambient temp for 2 weeks or more. this will allow it to develop a callous over the cut. then you may try rooting it again


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[Re: comario2]
    #1411463 - 03/26/03 01:33 PM (14 years, 7 months ago)



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Re: Cactus dying, help! [Re: matts]
    #1411647 - 03/26/03 03:05 PM (14 years, 7 months ago)

I'm not so sure that will help, if the base of the cactus is very mushy and brown black then it's a goner. Nothing will help it, time to abandon ship and take a cutting. I've had this happen to my many a time. It's as a result of watering too much.


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