Bunny Ear Cactus shriveled and wrinkled


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My bunny ears cactus starts to shrivel and wrinkle heavily.
I thought the problem was that the cactus didn't recieve enough light or water.
I already tried a different watering, without better results.

The new pads still look thick and healthy. Should I remove these pads?

This cactus and myself share a lot of history, so I would really like to save the cactus!!
Thanks a lot!
 
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Welcome to the forum :)

Opuntias usually shrivel up in the winter, it's part of their survival strategy. It can take a few waterings to rehydrate them.

Just as a precaution twist off one of the newer pads and put it in some well drained compost till it roots.

Use a cloth to handle it as the tiny spines called glochids will stick in your skin. Dispose of the cloth afterwards.
 

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