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Q.Why Is My Cactus Shriveling?

Plantgg added on August 18, 2020 | Answered

I just bought this cactus last week and I just tried to give it a spoonful of water yesterday. I just noticed that it shows a wrinkle in the body. The soil is still damp from previous watering and we’re currently in the rainy season. I’m wondering if my cactus is okay? Should I add more water to the pot?

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Answered on August 18, 2020

No. This is being overwatered. Cacti need the soil to dry out VERY thoroughly to avoid issues like this. The plant's roots are suffocating.

Here is an article to help you with general cactus care:


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