my Cactus is all mushy and shrunken in at the bottom and I don’t know what’s wrong, or if I can fix it. enter image description here


I think the problem is too much water, and/or too frequently watered. The cactus will start to rot from roots down upwards. Soil should dry out between waterings. A cactus would normally need water every two weeks. The soil looks very wet, use soil with good drainage capacity, and a pot with drainage holes. I am not sure if this cactus is salvageable, I hope so.

  • It is probably beyond saving. Quite likely, all the inside is dead and rotten, and you just have the outer "skin" looking fairly normal at the top, even though it's already completely dead.
    – alephzero
    Jun 25 '19 at 12:29
  • Whenever there is green stuff growing on the soil, that's a prime indicator of dead cactus nearby.
    – Tim Nevins
    Jun 25 '19 at 13:11

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.