Polaski chichipe question

100mphtortoise(5)August 1, 2012

Ok I got this cactus in a group of three from homedepot and one was a little soft like the beginning of rot so I cut it down by the roots so I can restart it hopefully and this hole was in it I was wondering if it was normal to look like that if anyone can help its highly appreciated thanks

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plantomaniac08(8)

I don't believe that hole is normal or a "good" thing for that matter.

Planto

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 7:19PM
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Stush2049 Pitts. PA, zone 6

Got me. First time I saw something like this. Hope some one clears this up for us.

    Bookmark   August 2, 2012 at 7:12PM
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Microthrix(9)

I, also want to know what this is ... looks like bugs or something ... can you take the white things out? I had earwigs chew a hole through a cactus, and it looked similar to this.

And just for future prefrance, polaskia dont like too much water, and hate cold.

    Bookmark   August 2, 2012 at 7:34PM
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100mphtortoise(5)

The white is part of the cactus, when I took it out of the plastic pot down by the roots it was blackish gray and squishy so I cut it to try and save it and this is what I seen, I thought it might be that it was getting to much water, because about ever time I go to homedepot there cactus are never dry and there sitting indoors out of the sun so they dont have very good chances of drying out. Just a thought

    Bookmark   August 2, 2012 at 7:56PM
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plantomaniac08(8)

From your description, I believe that hole is from rot, I'm not sure that it's salvageable. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

Planto

    Bookmark   August 2, 2012 at 11:21PM
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wantonamara Z8 CenTex

It looks like some larvai muching away . I would figure out a way of killing them. Either chemical or otganic. Pick your poison.

    Bookmark   August 3, 2012 at 1:16AM
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100mphtortoise(5)

Thanks everyone for helping me out, I appreciate it.

    Bookmark   August 3, 2012 at 11:04AM
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wantonamara Z8 CenTex

I would definitely quarantine it away from your other plants.

    Bookmark   August 3, 2012 at 12:06PM
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