cephalacereus / cephalocereus
It belongs to the family of cacti. Homeland - Mexico.
General description : The only indoor cultivated species is Cephalocereus senilis (Cephalocereus senile). Owns a gray-green columnar large stem with yellowish spines and long silver hairs. In room conditions does not bloom.
Recommendations for the care of the plant Cefalotsereus:
Illumination : Light-loving, preferred southern windows.
Irrigation mode : Moderate during the growth period, unusual in the winter, especially if the plant is kept cool.
Humidity : Periodic spraying from a small atomizer is desirable. In the summer it is better to place on a fresh atmosphere (in the park or on the balcony). In winter, the period of inactivity with dry content far from central heating.
Temperature condition : Moderate in summer, in the winter period of inactivity at 6-7 ° C, at least 5 ° C, with a dry content.
Soil : Drainage is required. You can add charcoal and brick chips.
Recommended soil mash: 1 share of sod, 1 share of leaf, 1 share of peat land, 1 share of sand.
During the period of growth it needs fertilizing once in two weeks with fertilizers for cacti and succulents.
Breeding : Seed in spring.
Transplant: In spring, young plants annually, mature once a couple years.
Pests : Affected by the scarlet spider mite (in a dry atmosphere, the leaves and stems are woven with spiderwebs).
The plant is allowed to help trimming with soapy water, warm washing and spraying actellic (1-2 ml per liter of water).
For prevention, it is recommended to wipe the plant with medical alcohol and periodically spray it with a small atomizer.
cephalacereus - cephalocereus