cephalocereus / cephalocereus
Refers to the family of cactus. Fatherland - Mexico.
General description : The only species grown under indoor conditions is Cephalocereus senilis (Cephalocereus senile). Owns a gray-green, columnar-shaped large stem with yellowish spines and long silvery hairs. In room conditions does not bloom.
Recommendations for plant care Cephalocereus:
Illumination : Photophilous, preferring southern windows.
Irrigation mode : Moderate during growth, in winter unusual, especially if the plant is kept cool.
Humidity of air : Periodic spraying from a shallow atomizer is desirable. For the summer it is better to place on a fresh atmosphere (in the park or on the balcony). In winter, the inactivity period with dry content is far from central heating.
Temperature regime : Moderate in summer, winter inactivity at 6-7 ° C, minimum 5 ° C, with dry content.
Soil : Drainage is mandatory. You can add charcoal and brick chips.
Recommended soil mix: 1 share sod, 1 share leafy, 1 share peat land, 1 share sand.
During the growth period, it needs fertilizing once every two weeks with fertilizers for cacti and succulents.
Breeding : Seeds in spring.
Transplantation: In the spring, young plants annually, mature once a couple of years.
Pests : It is affected by scarlet spider mites (in a dry atmosphere, leaves and stems are braided with cobwebs).
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).
For prevention, the plant is recommended to wipe with medical alcohol and periodically sprayed from a shallow spray.
cephalocereus - cephalocereus