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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, prefers southern windows.

Irrigation mode : Moderate during growth, winter outlandish, 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 winter, the period of inactivity at 6-7 ° C, minimum 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.

Cephalotsereus - Cephalocereus

cephalacereus - cephalocereus