Problem with a peruvian torch...

Problem with a peruvian torch... -

Postby psylo33o » Tue May 27, 2003 10:30 am

My young peruvian torch got knocked over by my sister... it's now quite bend over, and it's seem he is getting yellow at the base... Is he really damaged?? he doesn't appear to be cut or anything, but that yellow worries me... should I cut it at the base and re-root it?? I wouldn't like to do that.. the yellowing is perhaps due to a sunburn, because his pal got sunburned too... just dunno.. any advice?
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Re: Problem with a peruvian torch... -

Postby jethro » Wed May 28, 2003 4:49 am

I wood think that if it was damaged, it wood turn dark green, and start to rot where the cacti meets the soil. Are the roots still intact?

Could the yellow area be where the cacti was under the soil--- not gittin' light on that part mite of caused the yella color?

Anyone else?
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Re: Problem with a peruvian torch... -

Postby reshroomED » Wed May 28, 2003 5:31 pm

I too, was waiting on replies from the cactus guru's.
Anyhows, in my experience that's nothing to worry about. As long as it doesn't start feelin' soft, or showing visible signs of rot, I'd just let it do its thing.
Many people water their cactus when they have problems. This generally leads to big problems. Remember that they're originally a desert plant and treat accordingly.
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