Cactus Plants

Elizabeth Mulvihill asked 13 years ago
I attach this cactus plant which has four different growths. At the tip of it the colour is a light brown and looks a bit like mould. Can you enlighten me as to what it is and if the plant is dying? I put in into a bigger pot last year and this is the first time in a few years that it is producing a flower. Can you also tell me what I should feed these plants with?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 6 years ago
This looks like some form of Opuntia or prickly pear.

The top of the plant looks like it have withered back a bit due to general stress, not enough light maybe.

There is a bud to one side that might be a flower or another stem.

Cactus should be well watered from April to September, fed with liquid feed every three weeks during that time, but kept almost dry, but not quite dry, during the other part of the year. They need good light at all times.