Plant ID forum: Cactus Identification

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May 23, 2016 5:09 PM CST
I saved this cactus from my sister and am saving what I can from it. It has perked up from correct water and sun. Should I remove the dead parts or will they come back? And what kind of cactus is it?
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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May 23, 2016 9:50 PM CST
Welcome! to NGA

Yes, take the dead parts off - they won't green up again. My guess is that its a Peanut Cactus - Echinopsis chamaecereus. It needs a LOT of TLC.

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Name: Sue Taylor
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May 23, 2016 10:52 PM CST
Put it in the bin and go buy a new one.

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