Q.What Is Wrong With My Christmas Cactus??!
I bought several segments from a Christmas cactus online hoping I would be successful in propagating them. I was able to get two out of the five to root. I have the two planted together in the same pot and have for probably 6 or 7 months. Recently, one of the rooted cuttings began to get what seems to be a white film on it and even some brown places. A segment even broke off on its own. The other rooted cutting appears to be doing better however it seems to be slowly discolored also. I would love to be able to save at least one of these as it is the first Christmas cactus I have cared for! Any help would be appreciated!! Thanks!
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
I am seeing signs of rot. These succulents are capable of withstanding long periods of dry, and will recover from overly dry conditions.
They will have a lot of trouble recovering from overwatering, however.
Using a fungicide will help, but it will be important to provide the correct soil and environmental conditions to support this succulent's needs.
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