Most cacti are green with maybe a bit of blue or gray mixed in. Desert Gems cactus plants are natural plants that turn the color scheme on its head. While they have been artificially colored, they are still natural cacti and grow just like any plant.
Simply so, why does my cactus look pale?
Cacti will often discolor when they have insufficient water. They usually turn pale than their natural color or become brown. They usually wither because they have used up all the water in their reserves (leaves and stems). They become dry as they get deprived of moisture due to using up all the water they had stored.
Also question is, what does a sick cactus look like?
Once the organism takes hold in your plant, you will see soft, mushy cactus. Symptoms to watch for include small sunken spots, discolored scabs, round soft areas surrounded by fruiting bodies, and black or other colored dots on the surface of the cacti skin. You may even notice some oozing of your cactus plants.
What color are cactus pricks?
So, one reason for why cacti have needles is to prevent thirsty or hungry animals from eating or damaging the plant. You may also notice that cactus spines can differ in color and texture. Some spines are rigid while others are feathery. Spines can also range in color from white, to gray, to pink!
Most cacti and succulents don’t need a specific blend. They grow healthy and happy when fed with a highly diluted all-purpose fertilizer. However, a low-nitrogen content, water-soluble fertilizer is best suited for the job. Use a 5-10-10 blend or 10-10-10 fertilizer diluted to 1/4th strength.
Discoloring. In most cases, cacti plants will start to lose their natural color as a sign of stress and strain. Depending on where the actual problem is coming from, the discoloring can begin at the top end of stem segments or from the base of the plant.
Succulents behave strangely when they don’t get enough light. Often, you’ll see discoloration in your succulents if they need more light – deep green will fade to pale green, and bright pink, purple or yellow colors will often revert to just plain green. Too little light also affects the growth habit of succulents.
If the cactus is transplanted without maintaining its original direction orientation, then its skin can sunburn. Symptoms begin with the skin bleaching to light green and then white to yellow. In severe cases, the tissue dies, forming hardened yellow to brown areas.