Ferocactus Acanthodes f. Albispinus

SKU: MYBG-CACT-FERO-ACAY
filler
Rs.300
Pot size: 3"

Flower Color

Yellow

Genus

Ferocactus

Fragrance

Non Fragrant

Flowering Season

Summer

Maintenance

Low

Water Requirement

Once a Week

With Pots

Yes

Size

Small

Sunlight Requirement

Outdoor Shade,Outdoor Sun

Use

Low Maintenance,Outdoor,Window Ledge

Product Description

Echinocactus acanthodes  is a colourful barrel cactus usually unbranched, forming a single moderately tall column up to 2 (3) m tall and 30cm in diameter.

Ferocactus Cylindraceus "Albispinus"

Family

Cactaceae

Native

Mexico

Description

Echinocactus cylindraceus 'Albispinus' is a colourful barrel cactus usually unbranched, forming a single moderately tall column up to 2 (3) m tall and 30 cm in diameter. The ribs are 2.5cm high and tuberculate. This species is highly variable and has numerous synonyms.

Ferocactus Acanthodes f. Albispinus is the rare white spined form of Ferocactus acanthodesA large central spine and three auxiliary centrals form a crucifix shape, The primary central is 7-15, angles down and is slightly to moderately hooked, sometimes to 90 degrees. The other centrals are from 5 to 7.5 cm long. The centrals are noticeably ring ridged and flattened, with a flat upper surface and rounded lower surface. Spines are pure white to very light grey (often shaded with pink, but only in the new growth).

Yellow flowers tinged with red appear in May and June at the crown of the plant, 4 to 6 cm. The fruit with scales is fleshy, yellow or yellowish green 5 cm long, 2.5 cm in diameter.

Environment

It prefers the sun in the seasons of passage (spring and autumn), while in the summer it likes the partial shade,

It is suited for any rich, well drained soil such us clay, pumice, lava grit, and only a little peat or leaf-mould. If potted, repot preferably in the spring, if their roots become cramped. Generally, they should be repotted every other year in order to provide fresh soil. However, this doesn't necessarily mean they'll need larger containers. Fill about a quarter of the pot with broken crocks, gravel, etc. to promote good drainage.

Feed every 4 weeks with a Nitrogen-poor and Potassium & Phosphorus-rich fertilizer during summer.

Once a month it is recommended to clean it with a painter's brush, to remove the dust that creeps under the big thorns.

Landscape Uses

It is an excellent plant for garden rockery settings, desert type landscapes, patios and botanical gardens,

The easiest to keep alive - Cactus thrive on neglect! Coming from desert climates cactus love sun! However beware of the Indian afternoon sun! Keeping them in extreme heat, especially behind a glass which magnifies the heat can cause the cactus to burn. If you notice the cactus turning brown or yellow on the side facing the sun, try giving it a cooler place to thrive in!

For watering cacti, the golden rule is to make sure the soil is completely dry before watering! This will stop the roots from rotting. It is advised to always use a pot with a drainage hole so that excess water can get drained out. If kept in a sunny area, you will need to water it once every week. If it is in a semi shaded or filtered light area, you might need to water it once in 2 weeks.

Cacti like soil that is well aerated and fast draining. You can fertilise the cactus in the summer months when it is in its growing season. During the winters it is best to cut back on any fertiliser and let the plant rest.

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