These are outdoor 8 foot cactus in pots.  The night temps drop to 30's so I have drapped them with a cloth designed for outdoor plants in the winter.   They get watered once or twice a month and do not look like insects have caused my concerns.

Because they have been in these pots for 6 years, could it be the soil has zero nutrients let ?    Can these cactus be saved?  If I cut them back to where there is still green plant , would that be helpful?

Thanks for your advise.
by

Your answer

Your name to display (optional):
Privacy: Your email address will only be used for sending these notifications.
Anti-spam verification:
To avoid this verification in future, please log in or register.

1 Answer

Okay so listen to this answer and try it, if you do nothing the cactus is doomed.  However, I personally had the same problem when my mother passed and I got the plant that no one wanted.  Every morning I empied the remaining coffee into the plant, I did this for about 3 1/2 months, the spent coffee (not the grounds) addecd just the right amount of neutrients back into the soil that the Cactus thrived and actually grew more than 1 1/5 foot taller and added just under 3" at its base.  Now, that same cactus ghraces my office near my desk and is still alive, it has been watered 2x a month now for 9 years with coffee, it is doing quite well.  Something to think about.
by (24.2k points)

Related questions

0 answers
Welcome to InTheYard.org. Please ask and answer yard and garden questions and help build a great gardening community.

Categories

Most popular tags

please help how to take care of yellowing leaves best time to prune how do i get rid of them harvest please help asap! browning leaves picking growing tips please help asap how to grow. how to grow pruning tips will it survive identify please identify not sure what to do yellow leaves transplant harvesting how to prune best time to plant help! freezing might not survive no flowers what do i use to rid them advice needed info. when and how to transplant get rid of invasive brown edges please help. help curling leaves should i remove i need growing tips no blooms please advise how to transplant what causes should i cut it back? pruning best way to transplant and when first time leaf drop buds falling off what can i do when to cut back best time to transplant should i cut it back advise on planting will it grow tomato plants what to do dying leaves turning brown leaves falling off ripe leaf problems caring for plants soil type watermelon what does it look like seeds planting gardenia plant mango and avacado tree propagation questions cuttings planting schedule melon ripeness brown leaves what are these worms hibiscus plant advise needed gardenning need advice were should i plant it how to treat tomatoes root depth get rid of fungus distance between plants dying leaves when to pick tomato plants leaves curling up how do i get rid of it when to harvest vegetables how short never bloom buy seed to plants please help! need help will they survive get rid of mushrooms permantely freezing fresh veggies yellow and dropping leaves time of year
14,019 questions
7,130 answers
291 comments
306,442 users