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#1 Nitzguycommand

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 07:16 AM

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 08:57 AM

OK, now we can get somewhere. You definitely have a few problems going Nitz.

Your other 5 threads with no pictures, and no information were trashed. This thread will be your active one to get some help with this.

Your soil looks way too sandy, which can compact and suffocate the roots,

You will need to add about 50% small rough rock or pumice to break that up. You also need to ditch the glass containers which presumably have no drain hole. Terra cotta pots drain well and respirate, far better.

 

The cactus in the black pot with two base pups has the dreaded internal rot. I can see it at the base area and in the pups. Your cactus can sit around with no soil for weeks without harm. I am going to first recommend you pull the worst one and clean the dirt off the roots so you can see clearly. The yellow, soft rot will need to be removed carefully with a very sharp, small cutting edge. I suspect you are going to find orange or yellow mushy crud under the skin. That flesh will not get better, and will keep spreading if not removed.

Obviously try to preserve the aesthetics of you cactus, but you need to get all the soft stuff. As soon as you get to solid flesh, stop. As long as the core has not been impacted, it will regenerate and keep growing.

 

The cuts will need to scar over before replanting. Use cinnamon or sulfer powder on the cut areas. You will then need to let it dry. Use a small fan if you can to speed this up. The cuts need to be covered in a hard dry skin. This can take up to a week or more.

You can then repot in the dry amended soil mix and a better pot. You will not want to water at all for a while...........

Please ask more questions for specifics if you need to before you make any cuts.


Edited by Skywatcher, 12 October 2019 - 09:00 AM.

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 09:19 AM

IV cut holes fore drainage not Shure if it's good enuf 15708899528264083044124866678061.jpg

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 09:20 AM

I cut multiple holes like that just straight cuts

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 09:23 AM

Ok thank you will it be ok fore a couple days

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 09:26 AM

So I should cut the dried scar tissue at the bottom. Or just the yellowish parts at the root

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 09:29 AM

I herd this was good because of lime but I dono what should I use

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 10:10 AM

Wild I be able to harvest that cactus and just let it grow back ?!

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 10:12 AM

Will these ones grow back

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 10:14 AM

I'm guessing this has to be cut off

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 10:30 AM

Did I do this one ok the ruff part is hard is that just part of the root

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 10:34 AM

This cinomin ok15708944128867996153001702038781.jpg

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 10:39 AM



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Posted 12 October 2019 - 11:00 AM

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 03:39 PM

I hope it's ok my first time trimming rot I'm not Shure if I killed it 15709126593014167214042990289015.jpg


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Posted 12 October 2019 - 07:14 PM

It looks like you got a good amount of the nasty stuff off. I cannot be there to examine, so now you want to feel and squeeze lightly to look for any other soft spots, and remove those. If you are slow and careful, you should not need to do this again. The cinnamon you showed says sticks, but I see some powder where you applied it? Use a good powdered cinnamon.

You need to let those scar up well. Its going to take a week or more. In the meantime, get rid of that glass monstrosity you had it growing in. Go buy a decent clay pot. You want these to do well and they will not in a glass container, holes or not. While you are there get some pumice, or rough gravel like pea size and use that in your mix. I have no idea what is in that quickcrete bag, but I would not use it. A good mix is 1/3 coarse sand, 1/3 rock or small rough pumice or lava, and 1/3 loam. You can add a little lime to that.

 

The small cactus with no heads may regenerate at the base or it may not. If its solid there is a chance.

 

With cactus my friend, be slow to cut and aim for as ideal a soil and conditions as you can. Never keep them wet and when the temps are cold, keep them dry.

I can't open your last picture its too big. 


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Posted 12 October 2019 - 09:32 PM

Ok thank allot you have bin allot of help how would I cut off the cactus so it would grow back and would it be possible to dry them

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 09:33 PM

And the part is like dark brown and hard but it's like really hard to cut into like harder then the root it's almost like. A bark

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Posted 13 October 2019 - 01:05 PM

And to germinate I was told to keep it moist like 95 humidity is that way to much it seems like much fore me but I'm trying small batch and is there a specific temp I should use

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Posted 14 October 2019 - 08:21 AM

Germination does require specific conditions. Seeds are placed on the surface of damp sterilized sifted mix. The environment needs near saturation on humidity, about 95% is ideal. Temperatures should be kept between 78F as the low, and up to 90F as the high. Lighting should be not too intense, and fluorescent works perfectly.






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