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Q.My RicRac cactus lost it’s ‘fish bones’

Zone Zone 7b | Anonymous added on April 3, 2020 | Answered

I had a beautiful Ric Rac cactus and it developed some sort of disease. Half of the plant died. The half that survived was repotted. Unfortunately now it no longer has the deep zigzag spikes it used to. It’s wavy at best. It grows long and stringy and stays semi wavy but never got back its signature Zigzag
Fish bone characteristic its famous for. what’s wrong with my plant?

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Answered on April 5, 2020

Try trimming off the stringy stuff. I looked at some photos online and you still have some normal looking stems, just not real zigzaggy. Make sure you are giving it the proper cultural needs. See the article below.


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