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London, Ontario. Canada
ktcouvs
May 25, 2020 4:35 PM CST
I'm not sure why this Christmas cactus is struggling. I've had it under a grow light all winter and now in a very bright sunny window and only water when I stick my finger in and it's pretty dry, but it seems to be losing life quickly. The leaves look like all the nutrients have been sucked out of them and it's very droopy.

I'd love to save it!!
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
May 25, 2020 5:11 PM CST
It looks like your Christmas Cactus is not being watered enough. When you water, does it perk up? If not, it means the roots, for whatever reason, have died. Does the pot have a drainage hole?
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London, Ontario. Canada
ktcouvs
May 25, 2020 5:38 PM CST
No it does not. I took it out and repotted it into a Better draining pot. When I did that, I noticed there were barely any roots left.

Fingers crossed now Crossing Fingers! Crossing Fingers!
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
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DaisyI
May 25, 2020 6:07 PM CST
Crossing Fingers!
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

President: Orchid Society of Northern Nevada
Webmaster: osnnv.org

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