How to make a clump of Pediocactus simpsonii

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How to make a clump of Pediocactus simpsonii

Post by iann » Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:37 pm

This one got damaged at the apex, probably last year but maybe in 2016. The little ones appear to be offsets although they must be coming from very low down. I've poked about but haven't been able to find the bottom of them, so maybe they're an incredible coincidence of three seedlings appearing from nowhere.
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Re: How to make a clump of Pediocactus simpsonii

Post by gerald » Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:33 am

Any idea how it got damaged? I get this sometimes with RSM, but I can't see any mite damage on your plant.
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Re: How to make a clump of Pediocactus simpsonii

Post by Ali Baba » Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:09 am

Looks more like thrips to me
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Re: How to make a clump of Pediocactus simpsonii

Post by iann » Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:39 pm

I don't know what damaged it. I'd guess at mites, but nothing obvious on this particular plant. Thrips are not common on my cacti, in fact almost unheard of, but they damage a handful of Lithops every year so they're around.
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