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Alexanderpi1
Feb 28, 2021 7:03 AM CST
Hello guys I've had this cereus (I think) for just over a year and it's done great but it's just started doing this from the bottom. My question is, do I need to perform surgery to save it or will it heal its self? Is their anything I can use to help it?
Thankyou!
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Name: Stefan
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skopjecollection
Feb 28, 2021 10:32 AM CST
Does this pot even drain?

Alexanderpi1
Feb 28, 2021 10:41 AM CST
skopjecollection said:Does this pot even drain?


I never over watered it really. It has stones at the bottom quite thick to drain too :/ should it be repotted?
It was always happy and this has happened in the last week.
Just need to know if it'll heal or keep dying if not cut
Name: Stefan
SE europe(balkans) (Zone 6b)
Cactus and Succulents Orchids Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Procrastinator Bulbs Foliage Fan
Purslane Bromeliad Container Gardener Houseplants Sedums Sempervivums
Image
skopjecollection
Feb 28, 2021 11:08 AM CST
Alexanderpi1 said:

I never over watered it really. It has stones at the bottom quite thick to drain too :/ should it be repotted?
It was always happy and this has happened in the last week.
Just need to know if it'll heal or keep dying if not cut


So it doesnt. It will keep dying. Cut about....30-40 cm above the soil line and let dry for a month. Then plant. Disinfect your tools. Apply cinnamon on the cut area. And pot it somewhere where it drains. @Daisyl will probably come over and give lectures on why stones are bad at botttoms and whatnot...but if it doesnt drain, it doesnt work.

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