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What is this Cactus called

Hi all Dose anyone know the name of this cactus. And any reason why it growing like this. 
Many thanks Paul 


  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,117
    Looks like one of the echinopsis family of cacti.  They like fierce drainage so I suspect you need to re-pot in rather less compost and make sure it is gritty and not multi-purpose.

    I expect @wild edges can help you more.
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  • wild edgeswild edges Posts: 9,343
    I'm not much of a cactus person but I can tell you bought it from Morrison's for £5 :) I can also tell you that the Morrison's soil is ok but not great and they have a habit of planting the cacti too deep and watering them at the wrong time of year. I saw quite a few rotting in the shops. I took mine out of the pot after buying them, removed the loose soil from around the crown of the plant and as much of the other stuff as possible then repotted in gritty soil with a top dress of grit. I still haven't watered mine since buying them months ago and probably won't until late march. The growth on yours could be due to too much water during the winter but as I said I'm no expert.
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  • Thankyou this I great info  will get this little guy sorted. Had him for 4 years. 
  • wild edgeswild edges Posts: 9,343
    Has it recently been repotted? Those pots don't have a drainage hole so make sure it doesn't end up stood in water.
    Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people
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