Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: Edithcolea grandis is sick!

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Name: Walter White
(Zone 12a)
HunterSThompson
Dec 9, 2016 10:08 PM CST
I know this species is notoriously difficult to take care of. Here are 3 possible problems and 1 definite, big one.

The big problem:
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Potential problem: small, bubble-like thing at the tip
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Gray (dis)coloration?
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You can see that the tips are getting a little darker
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Dec 10, 2016 4:37 AM CST
Your first photo showing a rotting spot is the only problem I see. The more sun, the darker the body. The bubble thing looks like sap from a wound.
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Name: 'CareBear'

Sempervivums Hostas Dog Lover Irises Amaryllis Cactus and Succulents
Region: Pennsylvania
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Stush2019
Dec 13, 2016 5:07 PM CST
Your plant is doing way much better than mine. Mine rotted and fell over during the summer. I have a one inch section that rooted and still growing. I don't have much hope going. No new growth in 4 months or so. I didn't know they were difficult plants. I was good at other Asclepiads and have many.
Name: Walter White
(Zone 12a)
HunterSThompson
Dec 14, 2016 12:33 AM CST
Sorry to heart that, Stush. I'll try growing this species until I can reliably get them to grow and hopefully blossom. There's so much contradictory information out there about this plant's needs.
Name: 'CareBear'

Sempervivums Hostas Dog Lover Irises Amaryllis Cactus and Succulents
Region: Pennsylvania
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Stush2019
Dec 14, 2016 4:03 PM CST
Thank you Hunter. Please keep me informed.

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