The house I live in was flipped and landscaped with these cactuses before we moved in. The largest one seems to be dying. It looks rotten in the center and even has some mold. I suspect the recent heavy rains and lack of good drainage.
The question I have is two fold: Is it possible to fix this guy, or is he a goner? If I do replace the plant, what kind of plant is it, and how should i prevent this from happening again?
Here are some pictures
of the plant
posted by jonclegg
on Jun 1, 2014 -
I received several plants from a friend of mine to start my indoor garden. Neither of us knows what type of plant this is, despite hours of trawling gardening websites. Photo. [more inside]
posted by burnfirewalls
on Jan 30, 2014 -
I'm looking for recommendations for a monthly subscription club that ships live plants suitable to be replanted outside or, at a minimum, kept alive on a porch or window. Cut flowers won't work here, I want to give a gardener a steady stream of projects and surprises for 2014. Mid-Atlantic region of the east coast if it helps. Thanks you so much in advance! This is a bear of a bunch of search terms.
posted by troublewithwolves
on Dec 19, 2013 -
I inherited an existing plot in a community garden a few weeks ago, and there was a medium sized plant
that seemed pretty established, so I left it alone. It is now an extremely large plant. The vines have fine spiky hairs, and the leaves are about 5 inches long, with 3 or 5 lobes and serrated edges. Does anyone recognize it?
posted by helicomatic
on Jun 2, 2013 -
Talk to me about building a perennial garden from the ground up. I'm a fairly new gardener, and have recently bought a number of plants online. This worked well, because we have a small but complicated garden layout (in terms of sun/shade/water) and I can figure out specifics without getting overwhelmed. I also enjoy being present in a nursery to see the plants in person, but the good places are a fairly long drive away and weekend crowds can drive me insane.
Given a list of desired plants, how do you go about buying them? What is the most cost effective way of doing this? [more inside]
posted by barnone
on May 22, 2012 -
We've recently moved into a new place with an empty lot. The previous tenants used parts of the lot to garden, but it's now overgrown with a mix of food plants and weeds. Over the past month, we've had this
plant popping up. It looks sort of spinachy, but we don't want to start mixing it into salads unless it's actually edible. Can anyone identify it? Closer look here
posted by tau_ceti
on Apr 29, 2011 -
Recommendations for houseplants that are both cat-friendly and thrive in low-light. [more inside]
posted by saladin
on Jul 16, 2010 -
Help me figure out what to put in my windowboxes this year. Parameters inside. [more inside]
posted by olinerd
on Apr 1, 2010 -
I am doing a lot of landscaping gigs lately, and want to start planting Edible Landscape for folks. How much should I charge for an edible tree package? [more inside]
posted by Sentus
on Dec 6, 2009 -
I'm being offered $100 to remove "Ornamental Grasses", any experience with the removal of plants would be greatly appreciated. I need the money, badly, I just have never done this kind of work before. [more inside]
posted by guptaxpn
on Sep 9, 2009 -
IdentifyPlantFilter: A new plant has sprung up in my Mother's rock garden this year. She loves it, but had no idea what it is! Can you help us identify it? [more inside]
posted by pghjezebel
on Aug 10, 2009 -
It's time for another round of Name That Plant. I got a flat of plants for free and i'm not sure what they are. Can you help identify? pic here [more inside]
posted by escher
on Jun 8, 2009 -
Just shoveled out a new garden 2 weeks ago. Put some tomatoes and peppers seedlings in, and already have some baby pepper and tomato plant is flowering well. Looking for strange or exotic veggies or herbs I can put into the remaining space. This east facing plot probably gets 4-6 hours of direct sun (more once we get further into summer). I live coastal in San Diego, so it would be zone 10. It also never get's hotter than 90F, and never below 32F. Very dry, so low water plants are a plus, but I dont mind watering a small area often.
I have no preference starting from seed or seedling, so either one works.
posted by ShootTheMoon
on May 1, 2009 -
Where can I buy established blueberry plants that are ready for transplant in northern Massachusetts? [more inside]
posted by csimpkins
on Apr 23, 2009 -
Looking for a shade-tolerant plant that will prevent bank erosion that I can grow in North Carolina's triangle region. [more inside]
posted by jeffmshaw
on Nov 5, 2008 -
So my tomato plants look a bit sick (yellow -> brown leaves on the bottom). If it has fusarium wilt, must I destroy it? [more inside]
posted by bread-eater
on Jul 29, 2007 -
What kind of plant is this
), and how does it like to be taken care of?
posted by toxic
on Jul 27, 2007 -
Shade-tolerant plants! I have a small raised bed outside my door which is in deep shade, under a large white pine tree. I'm in coastal New Hampshire, Zone 5, somewhat moderated by the ocean effect. The soil is on the acidic side but is easily augmented. It's quite moist. I don't need veggies because I grow them in a community garden, but herbs would be nice, or just ornamental things. Any ideas as to what might grow?
posted by Miko
on Apr 23, 2007 -
Please share resources for learning about, selecting, and planting a garden given a particular climate and soil. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream
on Jun 24, 2006 -
My wife asked me to choose between 6 kinds of small trees to plant in the 4 foot x 15 foot strip of grass between the street and the sidewalk in my (Missouri) front yard. I know nothing of the pros and cons of any of these choices. Is there an obvious best one? [more inside]
posted by davebug
on May 2, 2006 -
Is it too late to plant tulips? I am in Salt Lake City, Utah and it's already starting to feel like spring. I have a big bag of tulip bulbs that I meant to plant last fall. Little green buds are starting to show. Should I give it a shot now? If they don't come up this spring, is there a chance they will come up next spring? I'm not sure what type of bulb they are.
posted by jacobsee
on Mar 2, 2005 -