• Question: Do you know what disease commonly affects cacti (it grows a kind of white fluffy fungi and dries out the entire plant) and what I could do to prevent my cacti from getting this?

    Asked by cecylia to Steve on 24 Jun 2010 in Categories: .
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      Steven Kiddle answered on 24 Jun 2010:

      Im afraid i don’t know, but the fungus that i work on (Botrytis) can affect the cactus. Its generally a good idea to cut off infected sections, if they are not too large, and to cut extra off as the fungus will have spread further than you can see. I don’t know much about cactus diseases but you may want to look here http://www.succulent-plant.com/pests.html#fungal