Monday, January 14, 2013

When a Cactus Leans

I intend to be observant.  Apparently I've been missing something.  The cactus is leaning.  If something thin and tall tilts a bit to one side, it's no big deal.  But an orb shaped plant listing drunkenly spells trouble.

Headed toward the northwest





This cactus lives in the bathroom to help dispel (difficult) energy.  Occasionally the pot is dipped in water for a minute, drained, and returned to its perch on the back of the toilet.  The details are fuzzy in my mind, but perhaps it drank too much, or sat too long in water.









Bloated and squishy

Lifting the plant to inspect the reason for the lean revealed that it was heavy, not dry and light as usual.  The poor thing hung awkwardly toward the rim of its pot.  It was bloated.  A touch of a finger to its top caused the flesh to give way like soft Jello.

It must be time for Monsieur Cactus to go.  Several Things I get to do today:  settle on a way to respectfully dispose of M. Cactus, procure another spiny plant for the bathroom, and be more observant.


6 comments:

  1. Oh poor thing. Can it not just dry out?

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    1. I'll ask it. It seems rotten. Dried-rotten isn't really better than wet-rotten. Ugh! Always learning in this great lesson called LIFE!

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  2. For the next cactus-you might check the light source and turn it occasionally to equal out the light on all sides. Cacti have a tendency to grow or lean towards the light.

    This one seems to have reached the end of it's life span. They don't usually come back after rot sets in.

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    1. Need all the help I can get, Kathe. Thanks.

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  3. Au revoir, M. Cactus. To everything there is a season . . .

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