What would cause a rattail cactus to turn red?
My cactus is turning a reddish color.
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Your cactus could be turning a reddish color because it is getting exposed to too much direct sun. If this is the case, I wold move it to a location where it gets filtered sunlight. Your cactus may also be changing color because it is dehydrated and not getting enough water.