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Leeds
Cactijim197
Jun 23, 2017 10:32 AM CST
I have a cacti I bought from a garden centre it's currently planted on a window ledge and seems to be doing very well I'm abit curious. There are little pods where the spicks come on in groups and on a few of the pods it seems to be sprouting a little version of its self is it flowering or is growing of into different parts pictures included would be much appreciated for even a little advice
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Name: Baja
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Baja_Costero
Jun 23, 2017 10:44 AM CST
It is most definitely sprouting a little version of itself. Your cactus looks like a clumper and you can let it do that (for the clumpy look) or you can periodically remove the new heads to start new plants. Enjoy!
Leeds
Cactijim197
Jun 23, 2017 12:33 PM CST
Do you have any info or pics of what it looks like if I let it grow with the little ones on it or any info on how to remove them
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Baja_Costero
Jun 23, 2017 1:23 PM CST
Do you know the name of your plant? That would help. The new heads will grow to about the width of the mother plant (as she is now) if they have enough space, I'm guessing. You can separate them whenever you like but for best odds in getting them started as new plants, wait until they are at least 2-3 times larger than they are now. Sometimes you can twist them off, other times you need to use a fine scissor, just try to make a careful cut at the junction for the least damage to mother and daughter. If they have not already sprouted roots at that point, you can set them up on top of good-draining soil in a shallow pot, wait a week to water, and then water normally from there on out. They will most likely sprout roots, and when they are growing again you can transplant them to individual pots.
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Leeds
Cactijim197
Jun 23, 2017 1:53 PM CST
I'm not to sure what the name of the plant is as I got it from a local home base store and didn't have a label on them I can go to the store tomorrow and find out if I can and I have a small exacto knife like a pen with a fine blade on the end to cut around it without doing too much damage

P.s. Is there any types of cacti you think it might be
Name: Baja
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Baja_Costero
Jun 23, 2017 1:57 PM CST
Hopefully someone here will be able to help you with that. Provide as much light as possible indoors (your sunniest indoor location) for the best form and health of your new plant(s).
Leeds
Cactijim197
Jun 23, 2017 2:03 PM CST
Do you have any idea or small idea what type of cacti the plant might be so I can do some research on it
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DaisyI
Jun 23, 2017 4:05 PM CST
That is one wild and crazy cactus. First, the spines are all growing straight out like brushes and second, the offsets appear to be growing from the center of the tubercles. I have no idea what it is.

Did it come with a tag or label with the nursery name on it? I would leave the little plantlets on at least until we figure out exactly what it is.
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Leeds
Cactijim197
Jun 25, 2017 8:22 AM CST
Hello thank you for the help I've been to the store where I got it and took another pic of the same cactus this one has a only a few that are abit further on than mine and also mine has a lot more on it that seems to be spread out and shaped abit better as the one in this pic is abit misshaped as it seems to be smaller going upwards I've also asked them in the shop and asked someone who passed me onto someone else 4 people later a manager said the shop buys them in and have a generic barcode and don't know the specific type of each cacti plant
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