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Fresno, CA
jmommer
May 13, 2020 11:24 AM CST
Is this root rot? How should I fix this? I'm only watering about once a month maybe every 3 weeks and it is in a cactus/succulent mix. The pot also has drainage holes
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Name: tarev
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tarev
May 13, 2020 11:57 AM CST
Where do you grow the plant? Is it indoors or outdoors?
Fresno, CA
jmommer
May 13, 2020 12:05 PM CST
I had it inside up until a month ago. It was inside for about a year and I moved it out cause I don't have anywhere inside my cat won't mess with it. It is under my patio so doesn't receive direct sun
Name: tarev
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tarev
May 13, 2020 12:21 PM CST
Outdoors in winter and towards mid Spring while in shade is still too cold for Sans. So I am thinking it is both a combination effect of the cold weather and even with watering intervals, the soil is staying too cold and damp for the plant.

They are quite tropical succulents that hate cold temps. And temps this year has been fluctuating on the cool side compared to prevous years, though some short heat waves has been trying to come about a couple of weeks ago,

The plant still looks viable though, so just remove that rotted leaf, and continue to position in shade, maybe closer to your house, so it gets reflective heat effect. That is all you can do for now, since you said your cat will damage it indoors.

I am looking at your overnight temps there in Fresno, shows the range of 55F to 59F. That is quite cold for it...but daytime temps are going much warmer. Try to shore up more pumice around the plant so the leaves are not touching too damp soil.
Fresno, CA
jmommer
May 13, 2020 12:28 PM CST
Thank you very helpful! I could put it on top of a tall dresser the cat can't reach but it is a very dark corner and doesn't get any natural sunlight. I know the plant can tolerate low light but maybe I can put it there while it's cooler and let it get some natural air on the patio in the warmer summer time?
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
May 13, 2020 12:36 PM CST
I also have cats, and they are such naughty acrobats! Your other alternative grow some cat grass so that will distract them away from your Sans. Smiling

They are indeed low light, but do observe how the leaves grow..too low light is also not good, they do need light for their photosynthesis needs. Maybe add a grow light for the time being, but not too close to the plant.

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