echinocereus / echinocereus
Refers to the family of cactus.
General description : Echinocereus may own a different appearance. There are species large, branching, with impressive spines, there are spherical forms with furry spines, similar to the stalk of echinocerus may be cylindrical.
Echinocereus pectinatus (Echinocereus comb), first owns a spherical stem, which eventually stretches and becomes a columnar, ribbed. Takes 25 cm in height. The spines are small, forming as if scallops on the stem. Young spines have a yellow paint, then gray. This cactus blooms with fragrant pink large flowers appearing on the top.
Echinocereus salm-dyckianus (Echinocereus Salm Dick) owns a cylindrical stem covered with yellow thorns and blooms with bright orange flowers.
Echinocereus knippelianus (Echinocereus Knippel) owns a small, approximately spherical stem with small spines. Blossoms with pink flowers.
Recommendations for the care of the plant Echinocereus:
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, 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 10-12 ° C, a minimum of 8 ° C.
Soil : Drainage is mandatory. It is allowed to add charcoal and brick crumbs.
Recommended soil mix: 1-2 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 : Cuttings and seeds.
Transplantation : In the spring, young plants annually, mature once a couple of years.
Pests : It is infrequent.
echinocereus cristae - echinocereus pectinatus
echinocereus salm-dika - echinocereus salm-dyckianus