Our cactus is about 4 or 5 inches tall. I think it's looking unhealthy in the lower half. I also think it must receive a larger container. Recommendations? Thanks!

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  • repotting definitely not required for a while. usual issues are too much water, not enough light
    – kevinskio
    Sep 18, 2016 at 16:30

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This looks like root rot to me. How much do you water it and when?

In terms of saving it, you may be able to take cuttings from them as advised in this question

If you do, be careful not to over water it, especially whilst it is rooting as the new roots are very susceptible to rot. Water a small amount and then leave it until the soil is completely dry.

Use a free draining soil mixed with plenty of grit and of course a pot that drains easily.

  • Thank you for your reply. Oops, it's been watered by different family members and together, watered too often! It's in the brightest window sill in the house.
    – X-Ray
    Sep 19, 2016 at 5:18

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