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May 1, 2020 7:34 AM CST

I've had this cactus for around 5/6 years. I bought it from the Eden Project in a pot with 2 other cacti. I repotted them last year as, collectively, they had outgrown the pot. The other 2 have grown but this one never has. I water and feed my cacti every 4 weeks April- October and water them every 6 weeks October-April. They are all on window sills that get full sun (not all day). Any advice on helping this one in anyway is welcome :)
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May 1, 2020 7:36 AM CST
Name: Stefan
SE europe(balkans) (Zone 6b)
Cactus and Succulents Sempervivums Bromeliad Adeniums Bookworm Sedums
Tropicals Fruit Growers Foliage Fan Orchids Bulbs Apples
.....well its stunted i can tell you that much.
Monthly watering is a bit too little. Also...feeding? Most cacti dont even need to do that...
Did you ever repot it to change the soil?
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May 1, 2020 7:36 AM CST
Name: Stefan
SE europe(balkans) (Zone 6b)
Cactus and Succulents Sempervivums Bromeliad Adeniums Bookworm Sedums
Tropicals Fruit Growers Foliage Fan Orchids Bulbs Apples
Probably a mammillaria spinosissima...but its as far as i can guess.
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May 1, 2020 7:40 AM CST

Yes I did replace the soil last year.
Do you think watering it every 2 weeks is better, without food?
Thanks Smiling
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May 1, 2020 7:43 AM CST
Name: Stefan
SE europe(balkans) (Zone 6b)
Cactus and Succulents Sempervivums Bromeliad Adeniums Bookworm Sedums
Tropicals Fruit Growers Foliage Fan Orchids Bulbs Apples
Food...is ..kind unnecessary. Like...once or twice a year is enough, if you do it right. If your soil is ok, you dont even need to bother( ive fed my plants once improperly, with disastrous results).
As for water, 2-3 weeks in winter, 10 days to a week in summer. Its april, and some of plants are getting water-needy thanks to the quarantine , being grown at a different location/
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May 1, 2020 7:47 AM CST

Ok I will try those watering times and see if that helps it. I'll ditch the food. Would love to see it grow and maybe get flowers? I've seen a bigger version in a garden centre with pink flowers on, not sure if it was the exact same type though...
Thanks for your advice and quick response, much appreciated
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May 1, 2020 7:50 AM CST
Name: Stefan
SE europe(balkans) (Zone 6b)
Cactus and Succulents Sempervivums Bromeliad Adeniums Bookworm Sedums
Tropicals Fruit Growers Foliage Fan Orchids Bulbs Apples
Here is mine
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May 1, 2020 7:56 AM CST

skopjecollection said:Here is mine
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Wow! I'd love to see it like that 🙂
If I get any joy I will let you know
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May 1, 2020 8:01 AM CST
Name: Stefan
SE europe(balkans) (Zone 6b)
Cactus and Succulents Sempervivums Bromeliad Adeniums Bookworm Sedums
Tropicals Fruit Growers Foliage Fan Orchids Bulbs Apples
I bought mine a year ago. It grew about half an inch in each head I think. Thus why I suspect yours is stunted.
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