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Fairy Cactus

Why is my Fairy Cactus splitting vertically?

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#1 Comment By MichiganDot On 12/14/2017 @ 7:20 pm

The first thing that comes to mind is root rot from over-watering. Your cactus should be in potting mix designed for cacti. If this isn’t available, mix one part perlite and one part sand to 2 parts regular potting mix. (Other recipes are out there; the point is to get a mix that drains freely and doesn’t get soggy.) Let the plant completely dry out before watering to minimize the risk for root rot. I suggest you take it out of its pot and examine the roots for soft, discolored roots. Prune out those roots. Repot into a terra cotta pot which will help the plant dry out, further decreasing the risk of rot.
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#2 Comment By BushDoctor On 12/14/2017 @ 8:17 pm

This is normally caused by overwatering. You should make sure that the cactus dries out thoroughly between waterings. This article will refresh you on the care of these cacti: [1]

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