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May 5, 2020 11:36 AM CST

Hello

This is my cactus. It's got 10 heads? But only one is flowering.

Does anyone know what kind of cactus this is?

Also will the other heads flower or is it just pot luck?

I am currently watering it once a week by lightly spraying it with water, is that enough?


Thanks for any help in advance.
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May 5, 2020 11:50 AM CST
Name: Stefan
SE europe(balkans) (Zone 6b)
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Perhaps the blooming head is the oldest, or the most fed...
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May 5, 2020 12:25 PM CST
Name: Rose
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No, that is not enough water. It's a common misconception that cacti and other succulents need only small amounts of water at a time. Actually they need as deep a watering as any other plant, just not as often!

It looks like it's outgrown that pot, so I would either separate some of the heads, or repot into a wider (but not necessarily deeper) pot. Make sure that you use a gritty potting medium (half bagged cactus mix and half grit such as perlite or pumice works well) so that when you do soak it, it doesn't stay wet too long.
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