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Ozark AR
Mnick508
May 27, 2020 2:43 PM CST
Hello help
My cactus has turned mushy. I replanted it last week thinking it would help but it hasn't. I also haven't watered it since transplanting. It seems to be getting worse and I'm not sure if it's salvageable or not. As of now there is still some firmness at the very top of it isn't mushy all the way through from one side to the other.
I'm hoping someone can give me some advice as to how I can save it. Thank you



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Mardel
May 27, 2020 8:22 PM CST
You need to cut off all the rot, apply cinnamon powder to the clean cut and put the cactus out to dry out of soil in a cool away from light location. I would repot it after several weeks into dry cactus soil and not water it for several more weeks which all it will need is only a very small amount of water, let dry before watering again. Good luck
Ozark AR
Mnick508
May 28, 2020 12:01 AM CST
Thank you for the advice. Where do you suggest I cut it and do I just cut out the soft spots from all over the cactus? Or do I try to rescue the top of it and apply the cinnamon and let that callus over then plant it? I'm so new at this I'm not really sure what I'm doing. Thank You!
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Mardel
May 29, 2020 6:12 AM CST
Does the cactus have soft mushy parts on it besides the bottom were the roots are? YouTube has great video step by step on how to help with rot on a cactus , please check some videos they will be more helpful than me. Good luck DesertplantsofAvalon is a great resource on YouTube
Ozark AR
Mnick508
May 29, 2020 3:28 PM CST
Thank you for the info. The bottom brown part isn't all that mushy or even below that. The upper green parts are mushy except for the very top of the cactus which is firm. This is what's so confusing to me bc it's not rotten at the bottom. Unless the bottom brown part can still be firm and rotten.
Thanks
Mary
Ozark AR
Mnick508
May 29, 2020 7:25 PM CST
Thank you for the info. The bottom brown part isn't all that mushy or even below that. The upper green parts are mushy except for the very top of the cactus which is firm. This is what's so confusing to me bc it's not rotten at the bottom. Unless the bottom brown part can still be firm and rotten.
Thanks
Mary

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