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madnessbroken

26 |🌱|🌵| South Alabama 🐘 | 8b | Instagram: @_madnessbroken | “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” - Audrey Hepburn 🌻 #succulove

Mammillaria spinosissima

  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2019
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madnessbroken

Guys why is my #cactus falling over? He isn’t leaning towards the light, at first like I thought he was, but instead is more like really falling over in an almost noodle-like way? I can push him back up and he’ll stay for a few minutes but then slowly falls back down to this position. Please help. This is my favorite little spike and I don’t know what to do for him I’ve tried everything I know. 🥺😭#cactus-help #cactushelp #succulent-help #plant-help @SpicyCactus @Yollymac

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lovestogarden

Too much water and has a soft spot forming ?

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madnessbroken

@lovestogarden I hope not! I only water this one every other to every third week.

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madnessbroken

@lovestogarden I went away on vacation for ONE week and came back to a house full of struggling succulents and cacti. It’s like a plant monster came in and attacks my babes and idk what’s happening to them 😭

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SpicyCactus

These types of Mammillaria do lean as they get older and bigger, and this one is pretty tall. Look up pictures of mature Mammillaria.

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SpicyCactus

Is it squishy, or does it feel firm and healthy?

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madnessbroken

@SpicyCactus it’s feels a bit squishy. I can easily move it, so I wouldn’t really say firm at all.

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lovestogarden

Oh, man! I am so sorry. Not the welcome home you needed. Could the temperature or humidity in your home have messed with them? If so, correction can safe much. 💗

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madnessbroken

@SpicyCactus I stabbed my fingers trying to figure out if it was squishy - what does squishy mean?

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madnessbroken

@lovestogarden Temperature and humidity are always pretty stable. Sucky, but stable.

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SpicyCactus

Squishy can mean rot. Also it can mean dehydration. Is the point at which its leaning squishier than the rest?

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madnessbroken

@SpicyCactus yes, pretty much right where the leaning is is where it is squishy.

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2019
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madnessbroken

Sweet babes got a new pot + soil and out of that weird mush + glass bowl! I think she looks much happier don’t you?

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lovestogarden

#cactus #mammillaria #mammillariaspinosissima

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2019
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madnessbroken

Help, please! What are all these brown dried up things on my cactus? They are all around in a circle. Are the seeds? Unpollinated fruits? Flowers that never were? Ninja cactus darts? Help a girl out! #cactus-help #whatisthis #advice-cactus #succulent-help

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littlemorningglory

My guess would be dried up flower buds

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lovestogarden

My cactus thorns collect quite a bit of wind-blown debris of plants near them. Although, if it does not look like anything around the cactus, I say Ninja cactus darts! 😂 🌟

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madnessbroken

@lovestogarden Nothing around like this to be wind blown. They all are kinda really in between her spikes, completely circled around the full body but only in that line. It’s weird I’ve never seen them before. I’ve had this spikey babe 3+ years. 🤔

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lovestogarden

...then Ninja cactus darts it is! 😂

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madnessbroken

@lovestogarden yes I think so! 🦹🏼‍♀️

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2019
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madnessbroken

Help me identify this plant! I’ve had these two the longest and I don’t know what they are! The cactus grows like crazy though! I would like to know in prep how big it’ll get since it’s only in a small bowl with two other succulents. I love them! They are what got me started with my little plants 🌱 3 years ago 💜

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natii

#plantid #plantid-succulent

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plantobsessions

#cacti-id #succulent-id #help

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littlemorningglory

Hmm well the cactus looks a lot like a kind of mammillaria... Maybe mammillaria spinosissima?

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misternatureboy

I agree with @littlemorningglory. Looks like an etiolated #Mammillariaspinosissima.

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terrimclaughlin

Maybe, my friend @sherrisgarden might b able to help you!?!?? I have no idea😊💕

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sherrisgarden

Sorry I'm not familiar with these plants

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