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Echinocereus / echinocereus

It belongs to the family of cacti.

General description : Echinocereus may have a different appearance. There are large, branching species, with impressive spines, there are spherical shapes with fluffy spines, like the stem of an echinocerus may be cylindrical.

Echinocereus pectinatus (Echinotsereus comb), first owns a spherical stem, which eventually stretches and becomes columnar, ribbed. Wins 25 cm in height. The spines are small, form, as it were, scallops on the stem. Young spines have yellow paint, then turn gray. This cactus blooms with fragrant pink large flowers appearing at the top.

Echinocereus salm-dyckianus (Echinocereus Salm-Dick) owns a cylindrical stem covered with yellow spines and blooms with bright orange flowers.

Echinocereus knippelianus (Echinocereus Knippel) owns a small, approximately spherical stem with small spines. Blooms in pink flowers.

Recommendations for the care of the plant Echinocereus:

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, but the cereal is not sensitive to the humidity of the atmosphere. 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 10-12 ° C, at least 8 ° C.

Soil : Drainage is required. Allowed to add charcoal and brick chips.

Recommended soil mash: 1-2 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 : Cuttings and seeds.

Transplant : In spring, young plants annually, mature once a couple years.

Pests : Rarely affected.

Echinocereus comb - Echinocereus pectinatus

Echinocereus Salm-Dick - Echinocereus salm-dyckianus

cereal comb - echinocereus pectinatus

Echinocereus Salm Dica - echinocereus salm-dyckianus