Check out my disgusting plant

Discussion in 'Cacti and Succulents' started by Bambi, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. Bambi

    Bambi Active Member

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    I know this plant is probably compost material but I thought it was just so disgusting I had to share! I didn't even want to touch it, it was so gross.

    I only bought it two weeks ago so it wasn't my fault! I was just getting ready to re-pot it and found this. Gross!

    Does anyone know what kind of plant this is? What the heck happened to it? I hope I can find my receipt...
     

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  2. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Poor thing! Looks like a rot of some sort.
     
  3. markinwestmich

    markinwestmich Active Member

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    It appears to be a lethal case of root rot. Likely from overwatering. I lost a very nice cactus several years ago. It looked pretty much the same. The inside is all rotted out, but the outside appears somewhat intact.

    Take an otherwise healthy cactus, plant it in a commercial "cacti and succulent" mix, put it in a warm, humid greenhouse, and then overwater it, and "Ta-Da!"...dead cactus.
     

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