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NdMaPlants
May 18, 2018 8:57 PM CST
Here is another cactus that I have that is wrinkly. It has no Measly bugs, or whatever those parasites are called on it. I have had it for close to a year and have not potted it, so I am wondering if that's the problem. I water it once every two weeks- maybe that's too little or too much water , or maybe it's getting insufficent drainage or something. Any tips on how to save this guy?
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May 18, 2018 8:59 PM CST
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bumplbea
May 18, 2018 11:26 PM CST
Could be too much water which can cause the cactus to begin to shrink and look wrinkled or too much sun will dehydrate the cactus.

A pic would be nice helps to see it.
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NdMaPlants
Jun 3, 2018 8:09 PM CST
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Sorry about not having a picture, the website wasn't working. Anyhow, here is the picture. I don't know if you can see it that well, but if you look closely underneath the fluff you can see them.
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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Jun 3, 2018 8:45 PM CST
What do you mean when you say you have not potted it? Is it planted in the ground or is it still a cutting that hasn't had any soil? Keeping a cutting that long would definitely make for a wrinkled cactus pad!
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Calif_Sue
Jun 3, 2018 10:23 PM CST

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NdMaPlants said:I don't know if you can see it that well, but if you look closely underneath the fluff you can see them.


See "them"? What them? Confused
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kniphofia
Jun 3, 2018 10:45 PM CST
Are you talking about the white "dots" underneath the hair? If so they are part of the plant. They are not bugs.

Can you show the whole thing? Where is it planted? How much do you water?

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