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May 15, 2015 11:49 PM CST
Kentucky ๐Ÿ˜” (Zone 6a)
Cactus and Succulents Region: Kentucky Moon Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader Tropicals Plant Identifier
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airjordan said:
Can I cut it and plant it and regrow a new plant?


Eventually, yes, I already answered that in one of the above posts, you can find lots of info online.
The important thing is to go on and save what you can, stop the rot, it moves quick, after that you'll have days to seek the right answers.

I gotta move plants around before bed, I'll check back soon but need to go for now
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May 15, 2015 11:49 PM CST
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Swayback said:It should be pretty obvious, no root hairs and peices falling off.
They'll be slippery maybe... The skin might slip off the core of the root


So if the cactus stays with the soil, I repot it and if it falls out of the soil its dead and I cut it up?
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May 15, 2015 11:51 PM CST
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Swayback said:

Eventually, yes, I already answered that in one of the above posts, you can find lots of info online.
The important thing is to go on and save what you can, stop the rot, it moves quick, after that you'll have days to seek the right answers.

I gotta move plants around before bed, I'll check back soon but need to go for now

Where is the rot?
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May 15, 2015 11:52 PM CST
Kentucky ๐Ÿ˜” (Zone 6a)
Cactus and Succulents Region: Kentucky Moon Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader Tropicals Plant Identifier
Garden Ideas: Level 2
airjordan said:Sorry for my ignorance I'm 12 don't know much about cactus but it has sentimental value so I'm trying to save it


No problem, just go ahead and get it out of the pot and look it over, maybe post more pics if your that unsure if it's alive or dead, I'm pretty sure you're gunna need to start cutting, again, show us if you need to.

It's really important that you left it dry out before you plant whatever is left, so you'll have lots more time to sort out what to do
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May 15, 2015 11:55 PM CST
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Swayback said:

No problem, just go ahead and get it out of the pot and look it over, maybe post more pics if your that unsure if it's alive or dead, I'm pretty sure you're gunna need to start cutting, again, show us if you need to.

It's really important that you left it dry out before you plant whatever is left, so you'll have lots more time to sort out what to do

Alright so first I cut the dead tissue at the bottom of the cactus
Then I repot it if it doesn't fall out of soil when I take it out
I put it in soil and it'll grow back roots
That's what I need to do right?
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May 16, 2015 12:05 AM CST
Kentucky ๐Ÿ˜” (Zone 6a)
Cactus and Succulents Region: Kentucky Moon Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader Tropicals Plant Identifier
Garden Ideas: Level 2
Sort of...

You need to cut it back until there is no more rot, it will be coming up from the base.
After you get back to healthy tissue, you need to let what's left of the plant dry out In the shade for atleast a few days, maybe more than a week.
After it scabs over you need to put it in dry cactus soil. DONT WATER IT!
After a few months it should start to grow again.
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May 16, 2015 12:09 AM CST
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Swayback said:Sort of...

You need to cut it back until there is no more rot, it will be coming up from the base.
After you get back to healthy tissue, you need to let what's left of the plant dry out In the shade for atleast a few days, maybe more than a week.
After it scabs over you need to put it in dry cactus soil. DONT WATER IT!
After a few months it should start to grow again.

Okay thanks
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May 16, 2015 7:42 AM CST
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River Twp, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Welcome to All Things Plants, @airjordan !

I'm not an expert on cactus, by any means -- I mostly specialize in underwatering my houseplants, so the cacti and succulents like living with me. Smiling

Swayback has given you a lot of excellent advice, and I hope it helps you to save the plants; I'd just like to re-emphasize that the cacti really aren't compatible with the geranium and other houseplants that they are with, and should be planted in their own pot using a potting mix for cactus (which will be very coarse and sandy, not really that much like soil actually). Good luck with reviving your plants, and if they don't survive you will still have learned something about how to grow cactus!
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May 16, 2015 10:53 AM CST
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airjordan said:Sorry for my ignorance I'm 12 don't know much about cactus but it has sentimental value so I'm trying to save it


Unfortunately we had to disable this account. Because of Federal laws, we can't allow members to signup for the site if we know they are under 13. I emailed and told them they are welcome back after their next birthday.
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May 16, 2015 6:17 PM CST
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River Twp, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
Charter ATP Member Bee Lover Butterflies Birds I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Seed Starter Vegetable Grower Greenhouse Region: United States of America Region: Michigan Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Oh, bummer -- I totally forgot about that rule (and it IS a good rule); thanks for keeping an eye out for the ATP members, Dave!
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