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Wondering about this cactus. Is it half dead?

Posted by dpolson37 7a VA (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 15, 12 at 15:24

I just inherited this 18 inch cactus and see lots of growth on top, but was wondering about the bottom half. This cactus has been kept inside for many years and watered sparingly. It only got indirect sunlight that came through a window on a door.

From Garden 2012

I'm taking it from Illinois to Virginia and will be getting it used to being outside and more water. I'm wondering about the dark bottom half. Should I do anything about it?

Thanks,
Big Wave Dave


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RE: Wondering about this cactus. Is it half dead?

The growth on the top looks etiolated. I can't speak for the bottom.


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RE: Wondering about this cactus. Is it half dead?

New word for me! had to look it up: (of a plant) Pale and drawn out due to a lack of light.


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