Ruby Ball Cactus Rotting

Flower.132435July 10, 2013

Just a couple of weeks ago, I noticed that my Ruby Ball Cactus
was starting to turn pale and the green was turning yellow. Then I noticed that a part of the 'ball' was turning brown, this over a matter of time spread to the main ball. If this continues to spread to I have to cut all of them off? I put some fertilizer into the soil today too. I'm pretty sure that it's from the direct sunlight. The green stem feels a bit mushy.
What do I do now? Is it too late?


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bikerdoc5968 Z6 SE MI

While I don't grow grafted plants, it would appear it's a goner.

These are seedlings of the same species but these have chlorophyl and grow on their own roots. They flower all summer long and into the fall/winter sometimes. They are normally more green but with all the sun they turn this red color. Comes the winter they tend to return to their green bodies.

    Bookmark   July 10, 2013 at 11:08AM
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paul_(z5 MI)

The whole thing -- both the stock plant (formerly green part) and the graft -- are compost at this point. Nothing to save or salvage.

    Bookmark   July 10, 2013 at 8:49PM
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