echinocactus / echinocactus
Refers to the family of cactus.
General description : The only species grown in room conditions is Echinocactus grusonii (Echinocactus Grusona). He owns a spherical ribbed stem up to 40 cm in diameter. With age, the species extends somewhat, becomes cylindrical. Spines strong and very sharp, yellow in color. At the top of the stem, he owns a thick woolly crown of fine hairs. In the room, the echinocactus does not bloom. He grows very slowly.
Recommendations for plant care Echinocactus:
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.
Humidity of air : Periodic spraying from a shallow atomizer is desirable, but the echinocereus is not exacting to the humidity of the atmosphere. For the summer it is better to place on a fresh atmosphere (in the park or on the balcony). In winter, a dry essence is necessary.
Temperature regime : Moderate, in winter, the period of inactivity at a temperature of 8-10 ° C, a minimum of 5 ° C.
Soil : Drainage is mandatory. It is allowed to add charcoal and brick crumbs.
Recommended soil mixture: 2 elements of turf, 1 share of leaf, 1 share of peat land, 1 share of sand.
During the growth period, one needs fertilizing once per moon with fertilizers for cacti and succulents.
Breeding : Seeds.
Transplantation : Transplanted in the spring, at what time the pot is made tight (the roots begin to germinate through the drainage holes), once every few years.
Pests : It is infrequent.
echinocactus - echinocactus