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I need help diagnosing my Trichocereus bridgesii's problem

Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:51 am
by xephonics
I had noticed a weird/ominous looking crack that kept looking worse on the skin of my cactus. I cut off the problem area, but now the lower part is start to look bad as well. Below are some pictures I took after it looked like he was getting worse. I wonder if there is anything I can do to save my cute little cactus. All help is GREATLY appreciated.

Link to directory with the pictures of the poor cactus:

Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:37 pm
by Green Mantis
Looks like you have been overwatering it. Those brown spots are rot. You might try cutting out the rot and replant it. Might work. :?: Good luck with it.

Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 1:55 am
by xephonics
thanks for the tip, I un-potted it, and it seems like the drainage was not working right, as I have not watered it in about 2-3 weeks, and the soil was still quite moist/wet.

I have it sitting on a table in the breezeway, letting the roots dry out, and am going to cut off the affected areas tomorrow.

I really appreciate the help.