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San Francisco, CA
vachannell
May 5, 2020 3:46 PM CST
I have this cactus that appears to be sick - not sure what is causing it. I think this may be a Pincushion euphorbia but not 100% sure

If anyone has any recommendation on treatment would be greatly appreciated
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
May 5, 2020 8:14 PM CST
How are you taking care of these plants? water, sun exposure, temperature....

Can you add a photo of the entire plant?
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Name: Yardenman
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Yardenman
May 6, 2020 1:47 AM CST
DaisyI said:How are you taking care of these plants? water, sun exposure, temperature....

Can you add a photo of the entire plant?


I agree a better picture would help. But my usual suggestion about cacti is stop watering them!
San Francisco, CA
vachannell
Jul 20, 2020 12:27 PM CST
DaisyI said:How are you taking care of these plants? water, sun exposure, temperature....

Can you add a photo of the entire plant?


thanks for the reply (and sorry for my delay!)
the cactus is currently living outside in San Francisco (mission district - so typically warmer and sunnier than most of SF). Full picture attached.

Watering about once a month or maybe a bit less.
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jul 20, 2020 1:43 PM CST
Maybe you should water a bit more. About 2 weeks after you water, push a bamboo skewer down in the soil, leave it for a few minutes and pull it out. Check for moisture on the skewer. If its dry, water.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

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