Moon Cactus
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i have a grafted cactus i am wanting to save

Zone Central Florida | mbaker3039 added on October 9, 2014 | Answered

I have a grafted cactus that I picked up at Lowes on the discount shelf. The bottom portion or the rootstock had a gash in it. It has since turned brown and squishy. It can't support the top part which appears healthy. What can I do at this point to bring it back or at least save the top?

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theficuswrangler
Answered on October 10, 2014

When a cactus - or any plant, for that matter - is brown and squishy, it's dead, and there's no saving it. You might, however, be able to regraft the yellow top onto a new cactus. It has to be grafted because it has no chlorophyll so it can't make it's own food. This article will help you with that project: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/scgen/grafting-cactus-plants.htm

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