[![]my cactus is growivery thing. It was left unattended for a month without proper sunlight or water. I want to know how i can save it. Please help me. Sharing some pictures below.enter image description here2]2

It used to look like the last picture when i just got it


This process is called etiolation, and is caused (like you already mentioned) by insufficient sunlight. Cacti are very prone to etiolation because they need a lot of direct sunlight, so you see this very often with cacti.

You ask can I save it? The good news is, yes. If you'll give the cactus sufficient light from now on (that means at least 5-6 hours direct sunlight a day), the cactus will survive. If you mean by saving, getting the shape back like before this happened? The answer is no, the thin growth is permanent. Only way to reshape it is to prune... I would wait a little if I had this situation, let it grow for a while properly now, and see if you can reshape it later.

  • Thank you so much . I will let it sit in the sun for some days. Will keep you updated.
    – Shannon
    Apr 30 at 19:55

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