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#1 User is offline   greglhc 

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 05:30 PM

Hi all,

Seeking some insight into what happened to my sand dollar?

http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag107/greglhc/photo_zps64f53789.jpg

I just noticed it. Rest of the cactus feels firm and well rooted.

Had it for about 4 weeks now and watered a little only once.

Didn't notice any pests...

Help!

Edited to insert more pics

http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag107/greglhc/photo1_zpse5c28122.jpg

http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag107/greglhc/photo2_zps203779b7.jpg

This post has been edited by greglhc: 06 May 2014 - 05:47 PM

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 09:56 PM

Caused by body damage or too strong N of fertilizer. Using rough media as base have to be careful during potting and movement as they can damage the body resulting in rot eventually. While using too high N fertilizer will result in death of the plant.
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Posted 06 May 2014 - 10:19 PM

Hmmm can exclude fertiliser since I didn't add any.

Repotted with less coarse media. Fingers crossed

Thanks!
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Posted 07 May 2014 - 08:53 PM

This cactus is a goner. No cure already.

View Postgreglhc, on 06 May 2014 - 10:19 PM, said:

Hmmm can exclude fertiliser since I didn't add any.

Repotted with less coarse media. Fingers crossed

Thanks!

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 09:22 PM

Today noticed some fungus growth on the open ''wound" area :(/>
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