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Name: plant freak
chicago (Zone 5b)
Oct 28, 2017 9:40 PM CST
Hi, I joined this website to discuss something with my Gymnocalycium mihanovichii. (Moon Cactus). A part of the root stock of my cactus has been turning light green and even a SMALL part of the root stock has been "decaying". I wish I could upload an image of it but currently I'm not where I live. All I have is a picture of the head. Here.
Thumb of 2017-10-29/Dirt32/d42dfe
I've had this for about a year, any help? Also I'm watering it once a month and giving it PLENTY of light.

Thanks! :)
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
Garden Sages Plant Identifier
Oct 28, 2017 10:00 PM CST
The green part may be starting to fail. These plants only last a short while - no more than 1 or 2 years. Sorry...
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ponds Keeper of Koi Forum moderator Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Adeniums Spiders!
Oct 29, 2017 8:47 AM CST
Perhaps it might be a fun experiment to remove the Gymnocalycium and grafting it to a different rootstock. Many years ago I played around with grafting them to small Myrtillocactus geometrizans and actually had them growing for a year or so. Surely this can be done better with some practice or different cacti. Fun to try?

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