Aporocactus / Aporocactus
It belongs to the family of cacti. Family dizocactus. Fatherland - tropical boron.
General description : Dysocactus is difficult to grow indoors.
The most suitable species is A. flagelliformis (pectoris aporocactus).
It is convenient to grow it in hanging baskets, as if it owns weak hanging green stems 1.5 cm in diameter. Short spines yellowish more like bristles. At the end of winter picks up blossom. His tubular large flowers of pink color are very beautiful and they are usually quite a lot. At the time of flowering the pot is better not to rearrange, and even not to turn.
An adult plant should be cut off periodically, sprinkle the slices with coal.
Recommendations for the care of the plant Aporocactus :
Illumination : Light-loving, prefers southern windows, but in the spring should be carefully accustomed to direct sunlight to avoid burns.
Irrigation mode : Moderate during growth, winter outlandish, especially if the plant is kept cool. Overflow can be destructive. Water with warm water.
Humidity : In winter, dry air is obligatory, especially in coolness, in summer, so that a mite does not appear, periodic scrupulous spraying is useful. In the summer it is better to place on a fresh atmosphere (in the park or on the balcony).
Temperature : In the summer, the temperature should be moderate, in the winter cool (up to 10 ° C) and even low (up to 5 ° C).
Soil: Drainage is required. You can add charcoal and brick chips.
Recommended soil mix for young oranges: 1 share of sod land, 1 share of peat, 1 share of leafy land and 1 share of sand.
During the period of growth it needs fertilizing once every two weeks with fertilizers for cacti.
Breeding : Seeds, cuttings.
Transplant: In spring, young plants annually, mature once a couple years.
The root system is superficial, so the pot is forced to be wide, but not deep.
Pests : When dry, the atmosphere is affected by a scarlet flat mite.
The plant is allowed to help trimming with soapy water, warm washing and spraying actellic (1-2 ml per liter of water).
Aporocactus - Aporocactus