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Ruby Ball Cactus Rotting

Posted by Flower.132435 Munster (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 10, 13 at 8:15

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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RE: Ruby Ball Cactus Rotting

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.

RE: Ruby Ball Cactus Rotting

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

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