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Questions About Cactus

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Anonymous on
February 21, 2011

Q. Frozen Cactus

Our cactus froze,  I believe. It is all brown on the top. Should I just cut it, or what do you do to a frozen cactus?

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Anonymous on
May 29, 2011

Q. Cactus

I have a tall cactus that has branches coming off the main plant that turn upwards (I don’t know what it is called). It has a type of thorns and the shape of the body and branches are a type of diamond shape. Anyway, the stalk looks like it is dying. Do you know if startings can be made off of the branches?

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Nikki on
May 30, 2011
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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 31, 2011

Q. Cactus

Can I cut my cactus plant without killing it? It is about six feet tall.

Answered by
Nikki on
June 1, 2011
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Anonymous on
June 25, 2011

Q. Splitting And Repotting Cactus

I want to make three out of the one I have. It’s about 5 feet tall. Please give me proper directions.

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Nikki on
June 25, 2011
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Asked by
jacobs on
June 29, 2011

Q. Watering cactus

I purchased an indoor, small cactus. How much watering does it require?

Answered by
jkoertner on
July 4, 2011
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A friend told me to listen to the national weather. When it rains in Arizona, water your catcus. In other words, not very much.

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Anonymous on
October 17, 2011

Q. How To Clean Cactus To Bring Inside

I seem to have webs on my cactus that has set out all summer. How can I get spiders and other pests off enough to bring them inside?

Answered by
Nikki on
October 18, 2011
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It sounds like you have spider mites. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/spider-mite-treatment.htm

Also, using the hose to spray them off is often enough to get the pests off to bring them indoors.

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Anonymous on
November 18, 2011

Q. Poisonous Cactus Houseplants

My 5-year old nephew grabbed a cactus plant with both hands and is at ER. Not sure what kind of cactus plant it is. Doctors need to know if it is poisonous or not. How do I find out?

Answered by
Nikki on
November 21, 2011
Certified Expert
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If he simply grabbed it and was stuck by the spines, then he's not likely in any danger of being poisoned. Generally, the only way any cacti could poison somebody is if it were ingested, and even then it's only likely to cause stomach upset and/or vomiting.

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