White fuzz on cactus

mel1981September 30, 2013

Hi all, there is white fuzz on my little cactus... should I pick it off or leave ot alone?

Thanks in advance

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bikerdoc5968 Z6 SE MI

From your pic, it looks like new growth.

    Bookmark   September 30, 2013 at 7:57AM
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mel1981

Oh wow really?! I have no idea how it grows haha
It's growth of just the spikes then? The plant itself just seemed to swell (grow) previously

    Bookmark   September 30, 2013 at 8:02AM
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hanzrobo(11)

Yes, that's just what the glochids look like when emerging. A helpful thing to realize about cactus is that they generally grow in the summer, while most of the plants surrounding it do the opposite.

    Bookmark   September 30, 2013 at 11:52AM
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Dzitmoidonc(6)

No glochids on this one. Glochids are only on Opuntioids and thier kin. This one looks like some kind of Notocactus. The white is probably a flower bud emerging.

    Bookmark   September 30, 2013 at 6:58PM
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yorkiemiki

Nice yeah i think this is a flower coming out as well! (by the title I thought mealy bugs, but lucky for you no!)
:)

    Bookmark   September 30, 2013 at 9:24PM
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hanzrobo(11)

oh, sorry. I get my cactus terminology mixed up sometimes.

    Bookmark   September 30, 2013 at 10:00PM
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