Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: Help my cactus is falling over!

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Dane123
Jul 16, 2016 8:20 AM CST
Hi everybody,

One of my cacti is falling over. I have no clue what is causing it. Can somebody help me out? Shrug! Could it have something to do with the white patches on the side of the cactus? I don't water it often so that can't be it.

Many thanks in advance!

Dane



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Name: Gene Staver
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gasrocks
Jul 16, 2016 8:42 AM CST
My first thought is that the plant needs way more light. It is weak. Gene
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Baja_Costero
Jul 16, 2016 8:42 AM CST
The plant needs more light. Hours of daily sun if it is indoors, ideally.

Dane123
Jul 16, 2016 12:54 PM CST
Thanks for your replies! The cactus is standing in the window. Unfortunately there is not a spot in our flat that has more hours of sun. Maybe I can try turning the cactus.
Name: Gene Staver
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gasrocks
Jul 16, 2016 3:42 PM CST
I do feel sorry for your plant. If you do not have the right conditions, you should not have it. Give it to someone who can take good care of it. Gene
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mcvansoest
Jul 16, 2016 5:10 PM CST
While it does need more light, I think this is a type of Opuntia that is prone to getting floppy when taller and branching. I have an Opuntia that is very similar, not quite the same species that I grow in pretty much full sun... it is floppy as hell... the patches probably are just signs of aging.

Name: Lindsey
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ljones26
Jul 16, 2016 7:27 PM CST
Maybe buy a plant light to help supplement those extra hours. (:

Dane123
Jul 18, 2016 4:54 AM CST
Thanks guys, I might try and put her in my daughter's bedroom then. I hope that will make a difference
Name: Gary Simpson
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simcactus
Jul 20, 2016 9:56 AM CST
It looks like Consolea rubescens Road Kill Cactus. Welcome!

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