What to do?
We're fairly new to the cactus and succulents world - well, we've had several over the years but we're new to the paying more attention and trying to develop lasting relationships with them. :) So we're trying to learn as much as we can. We're struggling right now because we are apparently in a newly scheduled monsoon season here in Ky and are starting to worry that our plants are going to start showing signs of stress because of it. That aside, I've got a couple of questions.
We've got a couple of cacti's that get too heavy to support themselves - like in the attached photo (ignore the weeds please - they've certainly made the most of all the wet weather!). What do you do at this point? This one was bent (curved) over a couple of inches from the base, fairly parallel to the ground. We stuck a couple of support stakes in but I'm sure that's only going to help for so long. Is it possible to remove the top sections and restart them?
My next question, because of all the rain we've had in the last week or two, is what are the signs of a cactus or succulent being too wet? I'm afraid in the past I've not noticed until it was too late and the plant was past saving.
Thanks for any help - I'm trying to learn to listen to what they are telling me, I'm just not fluent yet in succu-speak.