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Is this cactus sick?

a friend of mine was given this cactus recently

does it look sick, or is all that crusty stuff normal?

what kind of lighting should it be getting, thanks!?

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Re: Is this cactus sick?

Yes, but if it's just from being dry or sunburned I can't tell. The best thing would be to try propagating it from the healthy looking growth.
This site has some really good information, care as well as propagation techniques;
It's very similar to a Christmas cactus and requires the same care.

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