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Christmas Cactus Has Turned Purple and is Droopy

After many years of regular blooming and growth my Christmas cactus has turned purple and droopy. It is in a large hanging pot in full shade and has done well for 6 years. What could be wrong?


By Irwin from Paso Robles, CA

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August 30, 20100 found this helpful

I would say it is getting too much water. I let mine dry out completely before watering.

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September 9, 20100 found this helpful

Too much water, roots being bound or poor drainage. Take some of the root from the bottom of the plant off. Put your plant in a pail with a couple drops of dish soap and a touch of bleach. This removes dust, etc. Rinse and re-pot in new soil. The roots need room to travel in the pot. You would be amazed what this method does to a spider plant.

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