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Cactus growing irregularly?

Posted by larner08 none (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 13, 14 at 18:52

I'm pretty new to growing/gardening and this year I decided to create a little indoor cactus garden. I bought some plants at Lowe's and Home Depot. This plant didn't grow for the first several months, but then all of a sudden it has had quite the growth spurt! The new growth looks different than the shape of the original plant. I seem to remember reading somewhere that it was bad if it grew in an irregular shape. Possibly a fungus/disease of some sort?

What do you think? Could someone let me know if you think it is healthy? If not, what should I do? Also, do you know what type this is?


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RE: Cactus growing irregularly?

The condition is called etiolation, and is caused by insufficient lighting. Move it to a place with brighter light. I would also remove the etiolated segments, but that is up to you.

Christopher


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