Virus on Zamorano dragon fruit?
by Madison C
Photo of Zamorano dragon fruit
I purchased 2 rooted cuttings of a Zamorano dragon fruit about 5 weeks
ago. The plants are healthy, although they have not grown at all.
Upon inspecting my plants, I noticed a greyish white substance on them. This has progressively gotten worse to the point that all 3 sides of the cactus is covered on both of the plants, and my friend (who purchased cuttings from the same plant at the same time as me) has the same thing, albeit not as bad. I have attached a photo of the worst of it. This substance does not scrape off, but smears slightly with force.
I have tried to research this, and have come up empty handed. It is puzzling. I read a lot about CVX/cactus virus X and from the few photos I saw, it looks extremely similar, but I don't want to put the cart in front of the horse so to speak.
Do you have any ideas?
Thanks in advance :)