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ferocactus / ferocactus

It belongs to the family of cacti. Motherland - the deserted south of North America

General description : Ferocactus is a rarely flowering cactus with impressive spines. Sugar frosting syrup is released from the rosette outlet, it is recommended to tear it off with a brush soaked in alcohol.

Usually in room conditions the following types are bred:

Ferocactus latispinus (wide-needle ferocactus or Devil's tongue) has a gray-green spherical stem with sharp ribs. Spines large, hooked-curved, scarlet.

Ferocactus robustus (Ferocactus powerful). This is a larger cactus, owns 8 ribs. Its spines have a little flattened shape, scarlet or brown.

Ferocactus acanthodes (Ferocactus spiny) differs in that it blooms. He seems to own a spherical ribbed stem, covered with long thick golden-pink spines.

Recommendations for the care of the plant Ferocactus:

Illumination : Light-requiring, does not require shading from direct sunlight.

Irrigation mode : Moderate, to measure the drying of the soil. In winter, outlandish, with a cool atmosphere does not water at all.

Humidity : Periodic spraying with warm water is desirable, but ferocactus is in no way demanding of atmospheric humidity. Keep away from drafts. In the summer it is better to place on a fresh atmosphere (in the park or on the balcony).

Temperature condition : Moderate, in the winter cool 8-10 ° С, minimum 7 ° C. Does not tolerate sudden changes in temperature.

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.

During the period of growth it needs fertilizing once every two weeks with fertilizers for cacti and succulents.

Cultivation : Seeds easily spring up.

Transplant : In spring, young plants annually, mature once every couple or three years.

Pests : Rarely affected.

Ferocactus - Ferocactus

ferocactus - ferocactus