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dream...@gmail.com

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Jun 9, 2009, 3:34:45 PM6/9/09
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What do you mean id Lopho got to much water it gets rot? and how can I
recognise that tha problem is that. is there any symptoms ?

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Jun 9, 2009, 4:58:40 PM6/9/09
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Most cacti are prone to rot if kept in wet soil for prolonged periods
- especially plants with broken roots, or otherwise damaged plants,
are very susceptible to rotting. Lophophora plants are pretty easy as
long as you keep them in well draining soil and let them dry out
completely between watering. Only water the plants when they are
actively growing and keep them dry during their dormancy period.
Overwatering is probably the single factor responsible for most cactus
deaths in cultivated plants. I always repot in bone dry soil and don't
water for a couple of weeks after repotting in order to let any broken
roots heal.

Rotting areas are usually of an orange-brown to dark brown color, very
soft and mushy to the touch - the epidermis breaks easily revealing a
wet and decomposing interior.


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Eugene Vasin

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Jun 10, 2009, 12:47:37 AM6/10/09
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Simplest thing to do - and Lophophora loves it - add into soil 1/3 of
morsels of fresh clay from creek and 1/5 part of charcoal pieces - 3-4 mm
each - I am using used from aquarium filters.
Always surround "neck" of the plants - part between root and top with
coarse sand. Keep pots drained - to water retention. Lophophora is very
very easy plant. Absolutely hard to make any early diagnostics in case of
rot root.
Good luck.

dream...@gmail.com

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Jun 10, 2009, 9:12:42 AM6/10/09
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I think mine is a bit rot at the base of the botton cause its a bit
yellow, brown and its soft. what can i do in order to save the plant?

$claws

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Jun 29, 2009, 7:38:21 PM6/29/09
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Hi,

Do you have an image of your lophophora that you think has rot?
Typically the best thing to do is cut out the rotten part. If you can
save the top it can be re-rooted. Whatever you dodon't water it!

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