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Q.Fish bone cactus

Zone Merced Ca | Chester added on January 26, 2018 | Answered

I received two cuttings of a fish bone cactus about a year ago and they are growing really well. My concern is the new growth is very thin, quart of an inch at most, the cuttings I was given are 2 inches across easy. Why is the new growth so thin? I have it in a window that gets some afternoon sun and it is hanging in a six inch pot. I have also fertilized it twice, every six months, sense I planted the cuttings. Any help would be great

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Answered on January 27, 2018

They do start out thin, but they should thicken up over time. Make sure that the soil is a light orchid or cactus mix, so that the roots can have plenty of air pockets. This article will give you more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/fishbone-cactus/orchid-cactus-care.htm

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