My cactus is growing very thin. I was left unattended for a month without sun and water. What should i do to bring it back to the way it was? This is how it’s looking rn

this is how it looked when i got it LAST PICTURE

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Your cactus has experienced a lack of light. Therefore it tried to find light by "exploring". This process is called etiolation.

Many plans experience this process if they are not able to get what they need.

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Sadly there is not much you can do to fix it. Just give your plant a nice spot with enough light and time to recover.

~ You may be able to prune your cactus, your cactus will not be able to look the same as it did before though.

  • I did everything including keeping it in sunlight bt its just getting worse
    – Shannon
    Commented May 10, 2021 at 14:14
  • @Shannon What exactly is getting worse? Commented May 10, 2021 at 14:16

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