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The little cactus has flowered twice in the past 3.5 months. Any ideas people?

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Looks like Insect Bite. Insect Holes are generally a bad thing. Who know´s what´s going on inside that hole.

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a pot & some soil might also help

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But what about that wrinkling? I read that its due to under-watering but that can't be possible. Also that necrotic like edge where the fleshy bit meets the soil. That ain't actually much of a hole, its more of a dint really, but i will keep a very very close eye on it for bugs :/ any ideas on stopping the wrinkling? its been getting progressively worse for months

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a pot & some soil might also help

hahaha i took it out for photo purposes! :)

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Well, the loph seems to have Spider mites. I can see that the Texture of the skin has the typical grayish look spider mites cause. That might be a Reason for the shriveling. Besides, the "wounds" that spider mites cause are entry doors for Fungal Infections. So it´s possible that the shriveling is a beginning Fungal Infection but i am not sure.

What soil do you use? Does look like a lop that's been grown in Soil that has too much Humus. You should use purely mineral soil for them.

In addition, I would think about using a bit of sulfur on it in case the shrivelling is Fungal.

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EG's advice is very good take that on board. I think the biggest issue with regards to this plants growth is you, put it back in the soil and let it grow.These plants have grown in the wild without any help or interference from us at all. Stop fussing over it and let it grow :)

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If I were you I wouldn't be taking it in and out of soil just for photo purposes. Have you done this before? It will really stress out the plant and can cause root damage which may lead to rot. Make sure not to water it for at least 2 weeks when you put it back.

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btw, fwiw, your loph looks to be a difusa, so of course its going to different skin conditions than a williamsii

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its a scrote plant! :) , display it just under a penis plant :)

i just tried to operate on a loph with a hole last night....

turned out virtually the whole plant was hollow, and i still couldnt find the little creature that had caused it , so burned it off on the bonfire just incase.....

I'm still too noob to have practiced grafting too.

My diffusa hates water more than any of my other lophs,

only watered it once and it started to rot,

left it alone and since then is bouncing back

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