Please Review My Cacti!

Discussion in 'Cacti and Succulents' started by HaKaur, Sep 5, 2020.

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    HaKaur New Member

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    Dear All,

    I hope everyone is well!

    Please can someone help this Cacti family?

    I went a bit mad buying loads of cacti at one point and I now own 6. You'd think I would wait to perfect my 'caring methods' before I buy a whole family but, I do love plants!

    I will be 100% honest, I don't know much about cacti other than, not watering them too often. They are the easiest plant to keep however, I am noticing some changes.

    As a complete beginner, I am trying to find out if any of my cacti are dying, or if there are any warning signs I need to look out for in order to care better for my plants.

    I am searching the internet to find out why some spikes are turning yellow (three). Why some spikes look white (six) and why some spikes look very reddish/brown (four). I am reading many mixed reviews, some of which are at great length, which have confused me further.

    Can someone please review all my cacti?

    Many, many thanks in advance!
     

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    Also, can someone please tell me what is at the bottom of cactus two?
     

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    mandarin Active Member 10 Years

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    Nothing lethal, they actually look relatively healthy, but #6, which I think is a young Echinocactus grusonii, looks as if it needs more light. I think the two tall 'Fairy castle' cacti (#1 and #2) will need a repotting soon, and probably #5 too, columnar cacti tend to grow fast.

    Differences in pigmentation, much like humans, cats, horses etc. have different hair colour. Spine colour in cacti varies with 1) species (and forms of a particular species), 2) age, young spines at the top of the plant often have a different colour than the old ones closer to the base.

    Looks like salt crusts.
     
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    Margot Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    This same issue came up a little earlier today; "Strange Growth on Containers". Periodic leaching of soil in the pot should help mitigate the problem.

    Strange growth on containers
     
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    Hello! Thank you so much for your reply, I'm glad that there are no serious issues! - Thanks again
     
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    Hello Margot!

    Thank you for your reply and sending this feed along to me - its very helpful!
     

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