Cactus
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Is my cactus dead?

Zone South Hadley, MA, 0107 | ginny_lou added on January 13, 2018 | Answered

I feel kind of silly even asking, but it doesn\'t seem to be 100% shriveled, I was wondering if it would come back or if I should just toss.

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BushDoctor
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Answered on January 14, 2018

I see from the photo, that the soil is too moist. This has likely caused an infection, and it may be beyond repair at this point.

Cactus care requires a light mix made for cacti, that is fast draining. They like to be thoroughly dry between waterings in the future.

This collection of articles will give you more information on cactus care: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/scgen/

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ginny_lou
Answered on January 15, 2018

Thanks for the response! I had just watered it, so that is why the soil is wet, and its in a cacti soil (not sure how great those are, my other cacti seem okay?). It actually got like this after a prolonged drought (by me).

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