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#1 User is offline   junde 

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Posted 02 April 2005 - 01:04 PM

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http://www.greenculturesg.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10214/normal_v.JPG



anyone knows wat caused these?
will my cactus die?
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Posted 02 April 2005 - 02:28 PM

is that a before and after picture?
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Posted 03 April 2005 - 01:58 AM

no no.
its a differant plant
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Posted 03 April 2005 - 06:12 PM

could that be due to the buildup of inorganic fertilizers on the surface of the plant?
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Posted 03 April 2005 - 10:36 PM

Can't really tell just from the pics.

Looks like any of the below :
1. some kind of built up like lime scale
2. scorch damage
3. corking, a reaction of the plant to less than ideal environment
4. spider mite damage

No. I don't think the plant is dying.
Just need to do regular watering but not when there's direct sunlight. :cool:
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Posted 03 April 2005 - 11:23 PM

hmmm..
okok.
will try tat and see if it makes any diff..
thanks..
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Posted 05 April 2005 - 12:00 AM

Don't expect too see any change soon... :cool:

If it's due to sun scorch. It'll take years for the plant to outgrow the damage supposing you practice correct watering methods.
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Posted 05 April 2005 - 09:33 PM

yea i know tat.
its a perm mark.
i juz dun wanna it to die on me can liao..
haha..
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Posted 26 April 2005 - 07:05 PM

The unsightly markings are due to water droplets splashing onto the plant during watering. It can be due to any of the reasons stated by amazon like the hardness of the water (fertilisers), improper watering etc. In their native countries where the relative humidity is very low, there is very little contact between the water and the stem since any water droplets would have evaporated in seconds. It will not harm the plant just that a bit unsightly to the human eye.
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Posted 10 July 2005 - 01:37 PM

Hi just to add my comments to this rather long tread.

From looking at the pictures and what I have learnt/read from the cacti care book, think the splits are caused by stress as a result of too rapid growth.( especially bottom picture)

Remdy is to reduce growth by watering and fertilizing less and to allow the wound(s) to dry out in fresh air.

For the top picture, I must assume with the other replies that some chemical(fertilizer) is being left to dry out on the plant to cause this staining or the dosage of the fertilizer is too drastic for the plant.

Both plants should recover over time though the marks may remain.
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Posted 16 July 2005 - 03:40 AM

hmm.. thanks all for the reply. guess it shd be the water marks when i accidentally spray in onto the cactus when its sunny.. i dun fertilise my cactus aniwae so i guess it wldnt be tat. aniwae both of them are still doing well. thanks everyone for their replies..
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Posted 18 November 2005 - 01:58 PM

The second one looks like you overwatered it.
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