/r/cactus

Photograph via snooOG

Reddit's largest and most active community related to cacti.

Welcome to /r/cactus!

A community dedicated to the discussion of Cactaceae species and hybrids.


Rules:

  1. Please, please do not poach plants. Evidence of such results in a ban. Contact your local Fish and Wildlife service or Department of Agriculture for permits if they're available. Additionally, if a plant is growing on someone's property, consider asking the owner about it. Many people are more than willing to give away cuttings.
  2. Do not post about non-cacti. Deliberately posting about non-cacti will result in a warning, a temporary 60 day ban for 2x offenders, and a perma-ban for 3x offenders.
  3. Check the wiki and use the search before asking about care.
  4. No San Pedro ID requests, too often they result in poaching or stealing of cacti.
  5. No posts regarding the entheogenic or spiritual uses of cacti, check out /r/druggardening if you want to discuss such things.
  6. San Pedro growing related topics are OK, please do not report them unless they clearly violate the two rules above.
  7. Be helpful whenever you have the chance.

  8. Be nice to fellow users.

  9. Don't spam.

  10. No advertisements please!

  11. Respect sitewide rules.


Sister Subreddit:

Subreddits for disease ID & help:

Subreddits of Interest:


Photo of the month by /u/GregTJ

/r/cactus

183,165 Subscribers

1

a new article! Finally!

0 Comments
2024/04/21
06:22 UTC

1

Does my Eve's Pin look healthy? This is two months of growth.

My boyfriend gave me this cactus for Valentine's Day (the left photo was taken two months ago and the right photo was taken today). I researched how to care for it when I got it, so I'm doing everything correctly, I think. But I'm worried it's growing too fast and getting too skinny. Does it look healthy?

Thank you!

0 Comments
2024/04/21
05:53 UTC

3

My cactus!

Has anyone ever seen a cactus like this? It started out as a tiny little black poof and has evolved into this baby!

1 Comment
2024/04/21
02:31 UTC

1

Looking for led lights and heating mat recommendations

This will be my first time growing cactus from seeds. I purchased about 100 of them. I’m in UK and will be growing them indoors. My room doesn’t have a window. Anyone from UK here got some some tips for me?

0 Comments
2024/04/21
02:06 UTC

2

Any way to help this guy?

My kiddo fell in love with this little guy last summer when we visited an indoor horticultural conservatory. We live in the upper Midwest and of course not the ideal place. It’s stayed indoors and seemed to do very well sitting in a window of a warmer room. Recently it started drooping when we had a veeeeery long streak of cloudy days. Is there anything I can do to save it?

I do have a plant light I could put on it but not sure what else might help.

Thank you!

1 Comment
2024/04/21
02:06 UTC

2

Mammillaria Plumosa

Ordered the plant last year and it came with fruit. I preserved the seeds and decided to throw them in with a bunch of obesa seeds for fun. Now I have more than I know what to do with and this is just a small portion of what popped up!

0 Comments
2024/04/21
02:00 UTC

9

Happy 420 r/cactus <3 love you

1 Comment
2024/04/21
01:15 UTC

9

I think it's time.

No parents in sight today. I think that's Lovey & Dovey's way of letting the youngsters know it's time to leave the nest so I can get back to taking care of all my cacti! I think the babies will be gone within 48 hours--or perhaps sooner if they get hungry enough without Mom and Dad to feed them!

2 Comments
2024/04/21
00:31 UTC

26

New additions to the family

5 Comments
2024/04/21
00:22 UTC

34

My collection

Thought I would show apart of my collection, since I just joined

12 Comments
2024/04/21
00:21 UTC

1

Can I replant this?

The bottom went rotten so I cut off the good part (shown in pic.) is this scabbed over enough to try and plant now?

6 Comments
2024/04/20
22:43 UTC

1

I just inherited this from my MIL. What's wrong with it, and what can I do to save it? I don't want to give up on it!

3 Comments
2024/04/20
22:39 UTC

22

Sun damage from summer of 2020 did this to my golden barrel

1 Comment
2024/04/20
22:12 UTC

1

Spring blooms

0 Comments
2024/04/20
22:11 UTC

9

Plant mail, degrafted pelecyphora aselliformis

1 Comment
2024/04/20
22:10 UTC

1

Christmas or Easter cactus?

I have a lot of trouble telling xmas and easter cacti apart based on their leaf shape. I have another easter cactus but I’m 100% confident on that one because of the flowers. These guys are obviously a bit too small to flower.

Can anyone help me ID these guys?? I’m fairly confident the right one is xmas cactus but I’m not confident at all on the left one. The cutting on the right is a cutting from a neighbor, from her 40+ year old cactus.

4 Comments
2024/04/20
21:52 UTC

29

Drought tolerant garden

No body told me it was gonna be really difficult to maintain a drought tolerant yard. Mainly because it has been raining a lot in California.

Also the agave in the back just stabbed the shit out of me. No bleeding but it stings like hell.

I might just go back to regular lawn grass.

14 Comments
2024/04/20
21:52 UTC

5

Im in love

0 Comments
2024/04/20
21:47 UTC

1

Pot or propagate?

Ordered this cutting online and it finally got delivered today, I’ve heard that you should propagate cuttings but I’ve also seen where people just say stick it in some soil. Just curious what yall have to say about that and just want to take the best path possible for this new guy.

2 Comments
2024/04/20
21:19 UTC

Back To Top