Barrel Cactus Plants
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Barrel cactus turning yellow

Zone 5 Indianapolis | bella10 added on September 14, 2015 | Answered

My barrel cactus is turning yellow about 1" at the base. It is about 3" tall about a few years old. It is in a pot with another one that is slightly taller and there are many babies around both cactus. If I cut off the yellowing part at the base, I won't have much of a plant left! Can I root what is left? They are in a 6" clay pot. Should I take out the cactus with yellow. It is hard to see in the photo

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on September 16, 2015

Check the soil. This can be due to overwatering.
The soil should be of a sandy type and dry well in-between waterings.
Over watering or the soil staying soggy can result in the cactus developing root rot.

Check the soil, don't rely on a watering schedule.

Here is a link to refresh you on the care.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/barrel-cactus/barrel-cactus-care.htm

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