karmenjoy
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this cactus smells like stinking feet! why now?

:| greetings all. I have a favorite cacti that I grew from a tiny 2 inches to this fabulous tall girl (maybe 18 inches) however as I peel the under leaves off as they shrivel and die I notice my hands have an obscene stinky feet odor. it's unmistakable and I am not able to ignore it's presence. uggh! I'm afraid to lose this cactus to some disease if I can avoid and pre-empt it I'd be thrilled... any experience or advice ? none of my others smell and a typical water schedule has been maintained the only change in the past couple months is a move from the country to the city. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration

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Asica
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Re: this cactus smells like stinking feet! why now?

Do you see any rot? Something black?

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Re: this cactus smells like stinking feet! why now?

Is the base of the cactus soft?
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