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Name: Frenchy
Falls Church, VA (Zone 7b)
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Frenchy21
Dec 10, 2017 12:07 AM CST
I just bought this cute little cactus which did not come with any ID. Would appreciate help to figure out what it is. Thank you.

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Name: Thijs van Soest
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mcvansoest
Dec 10, 2017 9:42 AM CST
Looks like Echinopsis calochlora
Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Dec 10, 2017 8:17 PM CST
Yes, Ehinopsis but I'm not comfortable making a guess on species without flowers. It also has a bad case of baby mealybugs. Spray it with alcohol and rinse thoroughly. You may have to use a Q-tip to get the dead carcasses off.

Edited to say: BIG Oops! I meant Scale Insects. I let my fingers do the talking and they don't know much.
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Name: Frenchy
Falls Church, VA (Zone 7b)
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Frenchy21
Dec 11, 2017 3:10 PM CST
Thank you Thijs and Daisy for your input and ID. I will treat the cactus with alcohol today to get rid of the scale. D'Oh! Should I replace the soil too?
Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Dec 11, 2017 7:48 PM CST
That's not neccessary. The Scale are only on the surface of the plant, not in the soil.
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Name: Frenchy
Falls Church, VA (Zone 7b)
Container Gardener Dog Lover Houseplants Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Tomato Heads Hostas
Tropicals Annuals Foliage Fan Aroids Cactus and Succulents Sempervivums
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Frenchy21
Dec 11, 2017 10:44 PM CST
Thumbs up Thank You!

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