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Apr 23, 2018 5:05 PM CST
Name: Alex Calven
Canada
My cactus Xen has been in danger for quite some time. I do not know if they are dying or if they are already dead. They are shriveled and white. I no longer know what to do except for hoping for the best. Please,if anyone knows how to help,let me know what to do.
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Apr 23, 2018 6:35 PM CST
Name: Mindi Hammerstone
Tracy, CA (Zone 9b)
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IMO I think that they look dead. But cactuses in deserts can change shape to conserve water. You can try repotting it with some good soil and watering it regularly to see if it miraculously perks up or just buy another one. Just my opinion.

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Apr 23, 2018 7:08 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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I think your plant used to be Acanthocereus tetragonus 'Fairy Castles' complete with a strawflower "hair-do". Its dead. Sorry! Crying
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Apr 23, 2018 7:24 PM CST
Name: Alex Calven
Canada
Thank you,I don't think that this was my fault,they were about five years old and the winter took a toll on them. There are some green places but they may fade out soon.
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Apr 23, 2018 7:33 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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You had them outside?? These cactus are tropical - they can't handle ANY frost.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

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Apr 24, 2018 6:45 PM CST
Name: Alex Calven
Canada
No,they were soley inside,but were near a window and in a cold room on some days.
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Apr 24, 2018 7:46 PM CST
Name: Mindi Hammerstone
Tracy, CA (Zone 9b)
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It happens to the best of us. Five years was a good run. I guess if you know that it is going to be cold perhaps move it into a warmer spot.
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