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Posted 1M ago by @JesterRedbetel

How do I help this guy get back to healthy?

#HedgeCactus
4ft to light, indirect
5โ€ pot
Last watered 1 month ago
Can you provide more info? It can be number of things. Overwathering, sunburn...
If its overwathered very little, if its only sunburn hell grow happly but will have those spots regardless
@LittleCrow I believe from over watering.
@JesterRedbetel poke it to see if its a lot od dammage. If it isnt mahbe hell lay it out. But it looks gone. Ive killed so many of them im affraid im not watering new ones enough.
@JesterRedbetel HI there! I'm sorry to here about your poorly cactus. This is what could of happened. ?
๐Ÿ’ง overwatering

Excessive moisture can lead to root rot, which in turn gives rise to those dreaded brown spots. It's a silent killer, creeping up from the roots to the leaves. Keep the soil on the dry side and only water when it's as parched as a desert, which, let's be honest, is what this cactus calls home. As soon as you see early signs of rot developing, immediately stop watering and transplant it in porous and well-drained soil. But if the rot is already advanced, you can still try saving it by cutting away the parts with all signs of rot along with some of the healthy tissues to make sure it wouldn't spread. Hope this helps! โค๏ธ๐Ÿชด๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒฟ
@LittleCrow I think you could potentially save it. By making it really dry by not watering it. Planting it in porous soil. Witch is a well trained soil for sick plants. And potentially cut the rotten bits?
@RootsnShoots I've killed maybe 3 or 4 cactuses and tried this but rot was arleady in its sistem and it spreaded quickly. I intend to make new post for 3 new I have. They arent in good shape but they are defeneately underwatered which is better than other one.