I Have a Pet Cactus

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    Help!! My baby, Pedro,

    is looking pretty sick. I did what the clerk told me, he said he was good with plants, and only watered it once this month. I give it a lot of sun, it sits on the window sill all day. Can someone tell me how to help poor Pedro?
    mattihope mattihope
    18-21, F
    Apr 8, 2014

    ...and it reminds me of you.

    I am tempted to touch it, but when I do, I am pricked by needles. It soaks up every amount of liquid only to retain it. If it soaks up too much liquid, it will melt because it can't handle it. The cactus is bright orange and green, so beautiful, but I can only stare. I can't...
    Romantical Romantical
    Mar 2, 2014


    On my windowsill I have 4 cactus plants. 2 of which are in my pictures.   They started out tiny, but soon, with the odd watering when I remembered and some cactus food, they grew enourmous. The only one that scares me a bit is rather phalic in shape but also the...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 3, 2009

    My Pet Cactus

    He is called Dexter. I named him after the Dexter in the Amercian TV series of the same name. He's really macho and Hardy. He doesn't like the pink sissy coloured sand that I put in his pot. I know because he's been secretly making the pink sand fade in colour. Also, he's...
    jingles8826 jingles8826
    18-21, F
    8 Responses Jul 2, 2008

    I Love Cacti

    They are so low maintenance, and not finicky (too much sun, too much water, not enough nutrients). I love them, I try to hint to my friends that if they want to gie me a gift, try a cactus, I can never have too many.
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    Sep 24, 2012

    That's Dexter!!

    The one on the Logo. It's a picture I took of him while his sand is still very pink and he's happily looking out of the windows in my J.B house.
    jingles8826 jingles8826
    18-21, F
    9 Responses Jul 2, 2008

    I am creating my cactus family based on the

    characters of The Princess Bride, so far I have the brutish Fezzik, the agile Inigo, the wise Vizzini and I still have to hunt for my picture of perfection Buttercup and her one true love Westley.
    erikaninetyseven erikaninetyseven
    18-21, F
    Nov 10, 2014

    I Know How To Treat My Cacti Well...

    One, the cutest, is in an old vegemite jar, interesting 'cause you can see the roots, and the other (an aloe) is in an old mug. They're both really titchy, but they'll grow...eventually. The only reason I have them is because I managed to kill all my other plants. These are...
    IamcalledS IamcalledS
    18-21, F
    Mar 16, 2013
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