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.
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