|My cactus is dying it's inside my house and i don't know what type it is it had a green stump and the accuaul cactus is red with spikes now it's turning yellow and black!
|Answer from NGA
April 17, 2010
|Black parts on a plant are never a good sign. It sounds like root rot which is quite common with cactus if they are overwatered and the soil drainage is poor. Now that it's turning black I'm afraid it's a goner. There's really no way to save it. If you get another cactus you'll want to water it only once every 2-3 months during the winter and once a month during the summer. This will keep the roots healthy and the cactus happy.
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