Please help me identify this problem on my moon cactus!

bumblebeaJune 20, 2014

I have dug up the soil a little this morning and I noticed there was this brown color on the base of my cactus. I was thinking it could be overwatering. However, it did not feel soft and mushy when I touched it. When I hold it up to the light, I could see that the inside of the cactus near the brown color is not opaque. It shows a light green color when I hold it up to the light. Is this something to be worried about?

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How long have you had this moon cactus for? They don't generally live too long, and the top part seems to be changing colors as well, I am unsure if that's a bad thing or not though. But usually the top part would die first so I think your bottom cactus is fine.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2014 at 11:54PM
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I have had this cactus for about 10 months now. The top part started ti change to red when I gave it more sunlight.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2014 at 12:03AM
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Isn't that just where the soil line used to be?

    Bookmark   June 21, 2014 at 9:03PM
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Yeah I think the bottom part is fine, just do a repot when the time is right

    Bookmark   June 22, 2014 at 1:00AM
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