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Name: Lindsey
Ohio (Zone 6a)
Aug 8, 2016 6:30 PM CST

Are the roots of my fairy castle cactus rotting? :/ I noticed this while replanting. Thanks!

Name: Thijs van Soest
Mesa, AZ (Zone 9b)
Adeniums Enjoys or suffers hot summers Cactus and Succulents Container Gardener Hummingbirder Xeriscape
Region: Arizona Region: Southwest Gardening Seed Starter Plant and/or Seed Trader Cat Lover Dog Lover
Aug 8, 2016 6:53 PM CST
Nope, not that I can see, rot would be wet and squishy, this appears quite dry. Definitely could use a bigger pot.
Name: Lindsey
Ohio (Zone 6a)
Aug 8, 2016 6:57 PM CST
Just transplanted it! (: None of my other cacti roots look like that, very interesting!
Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
Garden Sages Plant Identifier
Aug 8, 2016 7:48 PM CST
Yep, those are normal looking roots. Yep, it could use a bigger pot. Smiling
Name: 'CareBear'

Sempervivums Hostas Dog Lover Irises Amaryllis Cactus and Succulents
Region: Pennsylvania
Aug 11, 2016 11:17 AM CST
Agree with mcvansoest & Daisy. Those are root hairs. Very normal. Does look like fungus and I can see why you could be upset.

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