jacob juarez
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Notocactus magnificus problem

My notocactus magnificus has started to turn yellow near the spines and i don't know why. Its my fist time trying to grow this type of cactus. This happened over a week of purchase and i only watered ones. the yellowing indents a little into the cactus itself. i have put it outside in the sun all through the week. can someone help me and give me an idea to what i did wrong. anything will help.

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Location: ranches in sierra nevada mountains California & Navada high desert

Re: Notocactus magnificus problem

Most likely you did nothing wrong. I don't think you could have done anything in one week to have caused this. You didn't replant, change the soil, put into freezing condition, over or under water.
Notocactus isn't hard to grow and take a while to show a problem. You didn't say where you are located. Noto are from lower desert areas but can grow in most locations, many people have them in windowsills or in outside gardens where the weather permits.

You had it for a week, I'd take it back and let them tell you what they think, maybe they'll replace it.


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