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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
LAH
May 9, 2020 1:51 PM CST
Hello! I have two separate questions, I hope that's ok!

First, my snake plant has one kind of droopy leaf/branch. Should I do something specific with it?

Second, my cactus is bending. It's still very strong, not droopy or floppy, it's just...bent. Is that an issue?

(In the picture, the cactus is on the table in the background!)

Thank you!
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
May 9, 2020 6:47 PM CST
Welcome!

The photo is too dark to see the Sansevieria and the cactus is too far away to tell what the problem is.
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
LAH
May 10, 2020 12:57 PM CST
I hope these pictures are better - sorry!
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
May 10, 2020 3:09 PM CST
The Sansevieria looks fine. The cactus is probably a Mammillaria (hooked spines). Some of my cactus, when they get taller, tend to lean. If the cactus is healthy, its not a problem.
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Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Baja_Costero
May 10, 2020 3:57 PM CST
I am seeing variation in spination around the point where the cactus starts bending (look for the presence of the hooked central spines going up the stem) which would seem to suggest that part of the stem grew out in low light, and is unable to support the weight of the stem above it (which appears to be getting better light in the recent past). I don't think it's necessarily a problem but it will probably not reverse. It could also just be the normal state for your plant, which I do not recognize.

Anyway, just as an exercise in looking at how light affects cacti, your plant is very informative. The more light, the better in any indoor situation.

Welcome!
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
LAH
May 11, 2020 6:44 AM CST
Thank you both so much! Helpful and informative!

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