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#37804 May 4th, 2007 at 05:43 PM
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Hi.

I've had this opuntia cutting since June of last year. It did nothing for six months. Then in mid-December there was finally a little nub. Now, five months later, that nub is that long growth seen below.

It's constantly growing and sometimes widening. It's really weird. There are mornings that it's flopped over. Then by early afternoon it's standing straight up. I have no idea what it's doing. I had considered cutting and rooting it, but I'm just so curious about what it's doing that I want to keep it the way it is. Do any of you know about this sort of thing?

BTW, I have no idea what type of opuntia cutting it is.

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Last edited by Amany; May 4th, 2007 at 05:47 PM. Reason: Forgot to add the pictures

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Amany #38094 May 5th, 2007 at 09:23 AM
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BTW, I keep it in an east facing window. Maybe it moves around to follow the sun? I dunno... It's just weird.


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that is a wierd plant lol I have no ideals at all to tell u
Amany I too wonder what it will look like later.

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i would try to give it more light... it looks slightly leggy, these cacti need lots of bright sunlight, mine is kept in full sun all day. if you put it in full sun dont do it too fast... it will scorch do this slowly, soon the new growths will look just like your cutting, healty growth should be very rounded with a pointed base.

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i love these cacti a few species are native to Texas, and sometimes during the spring and summer i can find baby seedlings growing in pastures and fields. i once found one growing in the parking lot at the school i go to.


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