ferocactus / ferocactus
Refers to the family of cactus. Homeland - the uninhabited south of North America
General description : Feroccactus is a rarely flowering cactus with impressive thorns. From the rosette of rods stands out sugar hardening syrup, it is recommended to tear off the wetted in a brush brush.
Usually in the indoor setting the following species are bred:
Ferocactus latispinus (Ferocactus broadly or Devil tongue) owns a gray-green globose stem with sharply prominent ribs. Spines large, hooked-bent, crimson.
Ferocactus robustus (Feroctactus powerful). This is a larger cactus, owns 8 ribs. Its spines are slightly flattened, scarlet or brown in color.
Ferocactus acanthodes (Feroccactus prickly) differs in that it blooms. He seems to own a spherical ribbed stem, covered with long thick golden-pink thorns.
Recommendations for plant care Feroccactus:
Illumination : Photophilous, does not require shading from direct sunlight.
Irrigation mode : Moderate, by the measure of drying of the soil. In the winter, outlandish, with a cool atmosphere does not water at all.
Humidity of air : Periodic spraying with warm water is desirable, but the ferocactus is not exacting to the humidity of the atmosphere. Keep away from drafts. For the summer it is better to place on a fresh atmosphere (in the park or on the balcony).
Temperatures : Moderate, in the winter cool 8-10 ° C, minimum 7 ° C. Can not tolerate sudden temperature changes.
Soil : Drainage is mandatory. It is allowed to add charcoal and brick crumbs.
Recommended soil mix: 2 elements of turf, 1 share of leaf, 1 share of peat land, 1 share of sand.
During the growth period, it needs fertilizing once every two weeks with fertilizers for cacti and succulents.
Breeding : The seeds easily spring in the spring.
Transplantation : In the spring, young plants annually, mature once in a couple of years.
Pests : It is infrequent.
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