Euphorbia ammak rot?

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Euphorbia ammak rot?

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I have a euphorbia ammak that I left with a friend for a couple weeks while I was out, and when I returned I noticed a brown spot at its base. It looks like rot and there are little pustules in the area, but it's not soft, it's as hard as the rest of the cactus. Is this definitely rot?

If it is, I know I have to decapitate the cactus, let it dry out, and replant it, but any tips/tricks on that would be much appreciated.
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Re: Euphorbia ammak rot?

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Steve Johnson wrote: Tue Jun 29, 2021 3:26 am
jrivanob wrote: Mon Jun 28, 2021 11:32 pm I have a euphorbia ammak that I left with a friend for a couple weeks while I was out, and when I returned I noticed a brown spot at its base. It looks like rot and there are little pustules in the area, but it's not soft, it's as hard as the rest of the cactus. Is this definitely rot?

If it is, I know I have to decapitate the cactus, let it dry out, and replant it, but any tips/tricks on that would be much appreciated.
Not a cactus, it's a succulent. See this:

http://www.cactiguide.com/forum/viewtop ... 24&t=46110

Post this thread in the Succulent Growing Help forum -- you'll get more page views and responses there than you would here. I'm one of the moderators, so I can move it there for you if you'd like. Just let me know if that's okay.
Sure! Thanks for that
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Re: Euphorbia ammak rot?

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jrivanob wrote: Thu Jul 01, 2021 6:58 pmSure! Thanks for that
You got it -- just made the move. Unfortunately, my experience is confined to growing desert cacti, so hopefully the succulent folks will give you some useful responses over here.
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