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May 23, 2020 6:47 PM CST
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Name: chiyin
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8a)
Hi folks!
i recently acquired this hoping to salvage the aloe.
i'm not sure what the cacti are (eve's pin and prickly pear?) or if they are worth salvaging. i'm aware that i don't have the best lighting conditions for cactus to thrive...
and what are the fuzzy yellow bits?

Vancouver, BC, north facing apartment.
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May 23, 2020 7:32 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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You bought a pot of etiolated cactus because you wanted to save the Aloe? Hmmm...

The other two cactus are a Prickly Pear (Opuntia) and (I suspect) a Cholla (Cylindropuntia). Not real compatible with an Aloe.

The soil looks very wet. Did you water?

I would dump the whole pot out and salvage pieces. Both Prickly Pears and Cholla grow very easily from pads. Both will take full sun though.

Pot the Aloe by itself. The PP and Cholla can be potted together.
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May 24, 2020 2:56 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: chiyin
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8a)
i found it abandoned in the garage and thought free aloe! 😉

i took it home three days ago and left it out on the patio and have not touched it since.

thanks for the tip!
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