ABOUT 2 YRS AGO I VISITED FLORIDA AND BROUGHT HOME A CACTUS, ROOTED IT, AND PLANTED IT IN SOIL I GOT FROM A GARDEN SHOP. IT HAS BEEN THRIVING AND GROWING MANY SHOOTS. THIS SUMMER IT MUST HAVE GOTTEN TOO MUCH WATER AND THE BASE HAS ROTTEN. THE REST OF THE PLANT STILL HAS ALL OF THE GROWTH. WHAT SHOULD I DO TO SAVE THE REST OF THE PLANT? I LIVE IN NEW JERSEY. NOT REALLY SURE OF THE KIND OF PLANT. I SAW A PIC OF A BUNNY EAR CACTUS & IT LOOKS LIKE THAT. IN FLORIDA IT HAD YELLOW FLOWERS ON IT.
If the base has rotted, you can cut off the top part that is still firm. Allow it to air dry for a couple of days to form a callous layer on the cut surface. Then stick it back into well-drained soil or cactus mix. It should root rather readily.
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