Posted 1Y ago by @roxyvivien

@SirLiquorice should I remove this entire 3rd pad from th...

I think it has an infection from the rodent bites ๐Ÿฟ (sorry , I mean SoCal deer chomps) ! ๐ŸฆŒ ๐Ÿ˜ณ ๐Ÿ˜” ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

The other two pads seem healthy.

I'm concerned about the white spot at the bottom of the pad that MIGHT to be related?? It appeared shortly after the bite marks.

I treated the bites with sulfur but maybe I noticed them too late?

I've been very diligent about moving them underneath the awning when we're due for rain but unfortunately it got surprised sprinkled on for about 10 minutes a couple days ago and I was with a client and wasn't able to move the plants. ๐Ÿ˜”

I tried treating the white spot with an antifungal and also a hydrogen peroxide flush and.... no dice! ๐Ÿ˜ฎโ€๐Ÿ’จ


P.S. Good news is I brought my smaller Cacti arrangement inside under a grow light and it's loving life!

There's new growth on the Cinnamon Cactus (finally) and the Thimble is blooming!

But unfortunately, I don't have room for this one inside. ๐Ÿ˜”
#cactusclique #succulentsquad #pestcontrol fungicides">#fungicides #cactus #opuntia
5โ€ pot with drainage
Last watered 2 days ago
Actually the bites should grow back on there own!!! I had a cactus just like that but it grew back after like a day although all the stuff your doing to it is great if it dosnt grow back that then maybe cut it? Iโ€™m not sure๐Ÿ˜… thatโ€™s not really the healthiest option for the plant
If it mites yea discard and trow far away from@other plants that should make it generate more pups from the cut
@Iramcacti it's not mites... It's an infection (prolly fungal? ) from getting chomped by a rodent.
@Violas_plants I'm not concerned about it growing back it's, how they are healing... Just like we can get wound infections, plants can too! ๐Ÿ˜ฅ
Itโ€™s hearty. Iโ€™d just leave it be.
@roxyvivien as long as it doesnโ€™t appear infected and spreading rot or anything then you probably may be able to leave it to heal on its own
@SirLiquorice the grey/white areas around the bites and white spot, is that not a sign of infection or fungal? Or something else?
Oh! P. S. @SirLiquorice I keep forgetting to share these cacti with you!

They are in the front of my building I'm not sure if I need to do anything to care for them, the landlord definitely doesn't.

I gave all the outdoor succs and cacti a little fertilizer boost over the summer and I gave the Queen of Thorns, the Jade Ovata & the Barrel Cactus some extra water when we had a crazy heat wave, but that was it - the big guys didn't even really look thirst so I left him alone lol ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ

How crazy are the really tall ones? No you know the species?

One of them is almost as high as our two story apartment! ๐Ÿ˜ฏ
@roxyvivien the big one is a euphorbia
@roxyvivien the other one looks like a golden barrel
You shouldnโ€™t have to do anything to care for those . They already appear to be established and hardy since theyโ€™ve been in the ground and used to their location. Freezing weather might be the only main concern if it gets super cold
That one looks a lot like an African Milk tree euphorbia
Euphorbia ammak may be the other one
@roxyvivien looks a lot like the euphorbia @RJG has
Oh wow! @SirLiquorice A Euphorbia - very cool! The Queen of thorns is a Euphorbia too right? The sap is toxic if cut open, correct?

I did trim the jade back as it wasn't getting enough sun to the lower branches and I treated it with essential oil spray for some pests this summer, but I know how to care for jades... Good to know I can just let the others be...

I really want to take a trimming of the Queen of thorns tho! ๐Ÿ˜„- Is spring the best time for those to propigate?
@roxyvivien yes all euphorbia have a white latex sap that is toxic and can sometimes even cause chemical burns