Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: Sad Christmas Cactus

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Name: Lindsey
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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ljones26
Aug 14, 2017 6:01 PM CST
Not really sure what's going on with it... turning a little squishy, shriveled and yellow. I keep it on the porch, not in direct sunlight, and water every 1.5-2 weeks with rain water. Thank you!
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Aug 14, 2017 9:32 PM CST
Hi Lindsey,

This is a weird problem as you are not over watering and your plant does not sit in direct sun. But... I see what looks like hard water spots on the leaves and the plant looks over watered and sunburned. So, are you overhead watering at the warmest, brightest part of the day?
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Name: Lindsey
Ohio (Zone 6a)
Bee Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers cold winters Dog Lover Cat Lover Bromeliad
Container Gardener Region: Ohio Cactus and Succulents Greenhouse
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ljones26
Aug 15, 2017 7:58 AM CST
Hi Daisy! When I bought it a year ago, it was COVERED in hard water spots. I tried my best to get rid of them, and that's what it looks like now. I usually do not have a set time I water... but it is normally in the afternoon/evening!

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