Cactus
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Just moved to Arizona and bought a house. I’m trying to find out what is wrong with the cacti in my new backyard. They appear di

Zone 85205 | Jellish added on August 18, 2018 | Answered

seased, sunburned or frost bitten. Can they be saved? When we looked at the house about a month ago, the cacti did not appear in this condition. I thought they looked healthy and beautiful. I am new to the desert, so I am not sure of the proper care for cacti but I am ready to learn. Please let me know if/how these cacti can be saved. If not, please let me know how to trim or discard of them.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on August 20, 2018

This looks like it is a case of phythium rot. This article has more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/barrel-cactus/pythium-rot-in-barrel-cactus.htm

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