Cactus
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Cactus

Zone Bourbon mo 65441 | Cweller added on December 11, 2016 | Answered

My cactus was left out in the cold. It is soft and hanging and leaking.

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    Alisma
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    Answered on December 11, 2016

    Depending on whether the roots were damaged, the plant may still recover. First, move the cactus indoors and make sure it doesn't get any more cold damage. Check for any black or brown portions that may develop and promptly cut those off at the nearest joint. Make sure not to overwater, since it may use less water in its damaged state. Also see this article:
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/scgen/cactus-going-soft.htm

    You could also try taking cuttings to regrow the plant in case it doesn't survive.

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