Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: Mushy spot on my first cactus :(

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Mezzle992
Mar 22, 2018 2:50 PM CST
I brought 2 little cactii last week, i know one is a golden barrel and the other i think is an echinopsis. I havent watered them yet and have been sat in a south east facing window since i got them and one has developed a discoloured spot that is slighty soft, can any one advise. Ive really grown to quite like these two :)
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Mar 22, 2018 3:02 PM CST
Welcome!

Is the side with the soft spots facing the window?
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Mezzle992
Mar 22, 2018 3:10 PM CST
It could possibly have been in the path of the sun for a while but the spots in the picture are predominantly shaded by the bigger part of plant on the left. (sorry i'm really new to plants, i have done many hours of reasearch and still feel like i know nothing :lol:) here's a picture of the whole plant


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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Mar 22, 2018 6:05 PM CST
My thought was that as this plant was probably raised in a greenhouse or under shadecloth, your sunny window was too much too fast. Even though cactus are desert plants, living in areas with no shade at all, they will sunburn if introduced too fast to a sunnier location.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

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Mezzle992
Mar 23, 2018 12:47 AM CST
I read up on sunburn and was not to worried about it until I move them outside, now I look at my golden barrel he has turned slightly lighter green on one side (wasn't sure sunburn was possible in the UK Hilarious! ). I will keep them in my north west window, its bright all day with the sun coming round for an hour or 2 ( which i didn't think was enough for them). I've made them a little 2x2 green house for the summer, I will be cautions about where I put them then and introduce them slowly. Id rather learn this now then in full south facing summer sun. Thank you so much for your response.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
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DaisyI
Mar 23, 2018 10:39 AM CST
You can acclimate them to the brighter spot and it would be better for them. Its a process that takes a couple weeks.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

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