Aporocactus / Aporocactus
Refers to the family of cactus. Family dizokactus. Fatherland - tropical bora.
General description : Dizocactus is difficult to grow in room conditions.
The most suitable species is A. flagelliformis (Apocractus whitish).
It is convenient to grow it in hanging baskets, as if it owns weak dangling green stems 1.5 cm in diameter. Short spines of yellowish color are more similar to bristles. At the end of winter, it starts to bloom. Its tubular large pink flowers are very beautiful and usually there are quite a lot of them. In the time of flowering, the pot should not be rearranged or even turned.
The adult plant must be periodically cut off, the slices should be sprinkled with coal.
Recommendations for the care of plants Aporokactus :
Illumination : Photophilous, preferring southern windows, but in the spring should be carefully accustomed to direct sunlight, in order to avoid burns.
Irrigation mode : Moderate during growth, in winter unusual, especially if the plant is kept cool. Overflow can be disastrous. To water with warm water.
Air humidity : In winter, dry air is mandatory, especially in the cool, in the summer, so that the mite does not appear, periodic scrupulous spraying is useful. For the summer it is better to place on a fresh atmosphere (in the park or on the balcony).
Temperature regime : In summer, the temperature should be moderate, in the winter cool (up to 10 ° C) and even low (up to 5 ° C).
Soil: Drainage is mandatory. You can add charcoal and brick chips.
Recommended soil mishmash for young oranges: 1 share of sod land, 1 share of peat, 1 share of leaf land and 1 share of sand.
During the growth period, it needs fertilizing once every two weeks with fertilizers for cacti.
Breeding : Seeds, cuttings.
Transplantation: In the spring, young plants annually, mature once a couple of years.
The root system is superficial, so the pot must be wide, but not deep.
Pests : In a dry atmosphere, it is affected by scarlet flat tick.
The plant is allowed to help finish with a soap solution, warm rinsing and spraying with an actellite (1-2 ml per liter of water).
Aporokactus - Aporocactus