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Help! Cactus need identifying!

Posted by iridescentcage none (My Page) on
Thu, Sep 5, 13 at 19:55

So this is a picture of my cactus Ricky. When I first bought it and when it was happy and healthy, but over time it has deteriorated in size and its flowers have retracted. I desperately need it to be identified!

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RE: Help! Cactus need identifying!

Looks like a Mammillaria carmenae to me. Nice plant!

RE: Help! Cactus need identifying!

Oh my goodness thank you so much for helping me out! I think Ricky is dying and I need to find out whether his current state is normal or not, because he looks nothing like what he used to :(

RE: Help! Cactus need identifying!

The soil he is in is the wrong soil. It is Way too water retentive. It needs rocks, grit and perlite added to it.

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