echinocactus / echinocactus
It belongs to the family of cacti.
General description : The only indoor cultivated species is Echinocactus grusonii (Guson's Echinocactus). He has a spherical ribbed stem up to 40 cm in diameter. With age, the view is somewhat stretched, becomes cylindrical. Spines strong and very sharp, yellow. At the top of the stem, he has a thick woolly crown of fine hair. In room conditions echinocactus does not bloom. It grows very slowly.
Recommendations for the care of the plant Echinocactus:
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.
Humidity : Periodic spraying from a small atomizer is desirable, but cereal is not sensitive to atmospheric moisture. In the summer it is better to place on a fresh atmosphere (in the park or on the balcony). Winter needs a dry essence.
Temperature condition : Moderate, in the winter period of inactivity at a temperature of 8-10 ° C, at least 5 ° C.
Soil : Drainage is required. Allowed to add charcoal and brick chips.
Recommended soil mash: 2 sod, 1 share of leaf, 1 share of peat land, 1 share of sand.
In the period of growth needs fertilizing 1 time per moon fertilizer for cacti and succulents.
Breeding : Seed.
Transplantation : Transplanted in the spring, at what time the pot is made close (the roots begin to grow through the drainage holes), 1 time in several years.
Pests : Rarely affected.
echinocactus - echinocactus