skopjecollection said:You have some type of echinopsis chamaceres (peanut)....not sure about southern exposure, but make sure it gets direct sun, unfiltered, unobstructed light(the side with the least ammount of trees/buildings etc because it is getting etiolated. Growing upright isnt a issue with this one, but growing thinner is.
Also does the pot have drainage holes?
Thanks. So, the sideways growth would be less of an issue for me if it hadn't been all of a sudden - there's definitely something wrong. My first guess would have been overwatering, except I haven't watered it in a while.
In terms of etiolation, I moved it maybe 2 months ago to this southern facing sill from a table in the bedroom, so hopefully that will fix it.
No, unfortunately the pot doesn't have drainage holes. When I was first getting into cacti 2 years ago, I bought a bunch of cheap pots from Marshall's that didn't. I mostly by ones with holes now, but not exclusively, as I live in the desert southwest (NM) where we have basically no humidity and constant sunlight, so the pots without drainage holes still tend to dry out really, really quickly - usually by the next day.
That last point, of course, leads to whether or not I should water more frequently, but everyone I talk to seems to indicate that the 2 week cycle I use (during the summer) is best. Now, I'm transitioning into winter so going 3 weeks this time, then in November going 4-6 weeks or less (haven't decided yet).
Baja_Costero said:Light is important, lots of other things have been mentioned, but in my experience this plant tends to be a bit droopy. The main stem may grow sideways for a while, at least until it is surrounded by branches that lift it up, and eventually it becomes a clump. So this is not necessarily a sign of anything particularly wrong at this point, but there's also nothing wrong with reexamining how you are treating the plant.
Compare to this plant in a 3 gallon pot (maybe not the same as yours, but it's in the ballpark).