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[Total: 0    Average: 0/5] You must sign in to vote Hi Guys 😀 I am sad to see my Lophophora diffusa cactus that I have had for about 20 years is starting to rot and in this video I make an emergency cut to save this plant. ★ Check out my website http://www.desertplantsofavalon.com/ ★ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DesertPlantsOfAvalon ★ Twitter https://twitter.com/plantsofavalon Thank you for watching, please give me a Like and I would love you to SUBSCRIBE for regular updates and take a look at my other Cacti and Succulent and nature videos to see my weird and wacky cacti and other succulent plants up close and personal. HAPPY GROWING GUY’S 🙂 Royalty Free Music Music By Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Video Rating: / 5

18 Comments

  • Jeanne Cronce 1 week ago

    Great instruction!

  • dodril17 1 week ago

    Dear Lynn, Lophophora older than 1 to 2 Years hate organic material, especially Peat.
    Try growing them in a Pure Mineral Mix, preferrably calcrete stones, pumice and akadama.

  • al hashimi 1 week ago

    Hi Lyn – great informative video.

    Is it possible to use isopropyl alcohol for root mealybugs, ie. dip the bare roots in the isopropyl alcohol for few seconds or maybe spray the bare roots with the isopropyl alcohol?

  • turtles11756 1 week ago

    mineral based pumice substrate not organic soil .

  • Edward Hulin 1 week ago

    Speaking from experience having grown these from seed, terracotta makes for a more reliable outcome…..overwatering is their main enemy and a terracotta pot can help in this respect. Having said that yours are bigger than mine!

  • Roy Rogers 1 week ago

    The Isopropyl that youre using,what percent alcohol is it?

  • Joshua Moore 1 week ago

    Maybe with a bigger pot, heat lamp, sun light, and Cactus Juice plant food they will grow faster.

  • Joshua Moore 1 week ago

    Good idea splitting the cactus up.

  • Joshua Moore 1 week ago

    Maybe a heat lamp a few hours a day when it's cold out would help with you cactus.

  • RJSS Sounds 1 week ago

    haha, enjoying the autogenerated subtitles for this.
    "This loverboy diffuser has developed this strange brown chris penis on the top and i had to cut it off"
    "Just want to show you what god looks like, guys"
    always good.

  • Joshua 1 week ago

    I just bought my first l.williamsi of eBay for £23. Rather expensive but a great headstart. Also ordered 20 seeds so I can't wait for them to arrive!

  • · · 1 week ago

    Have they settled back into a pot yet?

  • Mark lim 1 week ago

    Any updates for these lophophoras? Did they recover?

  • dave setchell 1 week ago

    They are finiky buggers, especially Diffusa's, even a little bit of dampness from UK air etc in winter can cause them to rot, and they rot far far easier than L.willi.

    I've found they will start from seed well in pretty much anything, and enjoy really humid , but warm conditions. Once they get to about 1cm though I've found they tend to do better in a mostly mineral mix with between 5-30% organic mix (Depending on if you're feeding them with nutes or not; if you use hydroponic nutes, or other 'teas' etc then you can keep them in pure pumice/lava rock etc. If you do use a higher percentage of organic material so you don't have to 'feed' them much, if at all, then I've found its best if you use materials that don't hold water too long. A lot of people I know swear by Akadama for lophs, but its pretty expensive in the UK and I've used cat litter to great effect which is A LOT cheaper.(TESCO make a good clay based cat litter that's cheap and I've had good success with)

  • Michael Smith 1 week ago

    I lost my only flowering one (3 years old ) to rot

  • Yao Cihuatl 1 week ago

    your soil is wrong

  • Child o' Ra 1 week ago

    You have this cactus in the wrong type of soil. This is probably some of the reason why it's rotting. It requires more desert like soil, not potting or gardening soil. It needs more sand and rock in the soil and less dirt. I live in south texas close to where these grow. The soil is nothing like what you have it set in.

  • Child o' Ra 1 week ago

    um its not a "plant" it's a cactus…there's a difference…lol

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