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stbssn
london
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Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 3:54 pm   Post subject: Cactus has brown patches, help


Hello!
I hope someone out there can help me. I bought a cactus and the guy in the shop didn't really know much about how to take care of it so a bit of advice regarding how often to water it and how much sun it should have would be much helpful.
Over the past few weeks, I have also noticed some brown patches (see attached photos). I'm not sure if it's normal or not or what I should do about it. It would be very grateful if someone could look at the photos and had any idea about what it is.
Many thanks
Steph




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cherylad


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S. Liberty County - Texas (8B)
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Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:55 pm   


I've seen that on cactus and just assumed it was normal aging.

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blackrose

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Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 4:09 am   


Maybe it's a scratch that has healed.

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eileen


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Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 11:18 am   


I've had brown patches like this on cacti before and I've never thought they were anything to worry about. They usually appear at the site of a split which then heals itself or from a growth point.

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