Optunia is starting to lay down

plantlover80(5a-WI)July 9, 2014

So my Optunia flowered last week. now it's falling over. it is planted in the backyard in a southern exposure. I am Not sure if this is normal or not. Some assurance and advice would be much appreciated. let me know if there's any more info needed.

Chad

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nomen_nudum

Kind of out of your control to high in humidity ? Might be a bit to shaded by the other plant(s)and slowing down or holding some air.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2014 at 1:27PM
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plantlover80(5a-WI)

Could be the humidity. Has been humid here for a bit. Sun shouldn't be a problem I don't think. It has tripled in size this year. I'm assuming if it can suffer the winter here, it should bounce back?

    Bookmark   July 9, 2014 at 1:52PM
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mingtea(z9 Tucson)

The more sun the better for more compact growth, although it's not unusual at all for some opuntias to lay pads down. Something about lever arms comes to mind for some reason.

-Ming

    Bookmark   July 9, 2014 at 4:52PM
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