Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: Help me identify this cactus and tips on how to care

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azplantlover
Jul 25, 2017 3:57 PM CST
I can't seem to identify what type of cactus this is. The reason why I'm trying to find it's name is because it has been growing weirdly and I'm not sure how to take care of it.
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mcvansoest
Jul 25, 2017 5:16 PM CST
I think it is growing that way because it is in extreme need for more light and/or it has issues with its roots. This often leads to really thin new growth that has weak and short spines. Making it really hard to ID the cactus.
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Baja_Costero
Jul 25, 2017 6:05 PM CST

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Yes, it really needs a lot more light. As much light as you can possibly provide indoors.
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ljones26
Jul 26, 2017 1:32 AM CST
If the cactus is squishy and brownish around the base then it's suffering from root rot
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tarev
Jul 26, 2017 11:44 AM CST
Sorry cannot id it, but to me it shows the cacti is awake from its slumber and new growth seeking more light as already mentioned. If you can, try to position to more light outdoors gradually.

As quirky looking it may be, I like it when I see a sign of growth, sometimes with their slow growing tendency it is easy to overlook their need for more light and a bit more stepped up watering.

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