Matucana Polzii

SKU: MYBG-CACT-MATU-POLZ
filler
Rs.490
Pot size: 3"

Flower Color

Orange

Fragrance

Non Fragrant

Flowering Season

Summer

Maintenance

Low

Genus

Matucana

With Pots

Yes

Size

Small

Sunlight Requirement

Outdoor Shade,Outdoor Sun

Water Requirement

Twice A Week

Use

Low Maintenance,Outdoor,Window Ledge

Product Description

Matucana Polzii is a small, attractive cacti, globular in form that usually form a small clump. They freely produce beautiful large ornage flowers

 Matucana aurantiaca subs. polzii 

Family

Cactaceae

Native

Peru

Description

 Matucana aurantiaca subs. polzii (Matucana polzii) is a relatively small clustering cactus with a strange squat stems up to 5 cm tall, up to 8-10 cm in diameter. It offsets strongly, with even small heads covered with numerous pups reaching only 2-5 cm across. In age forms huge cushion up to 30-40 cm in diameter whit hundreds of heads.

The spines are are tiny, flexible, pectinate and widely spaced whitish, to brownish-yellow to black on tips, later grey, sometimes slightly curved. Flowers are funnel-shaped, slightly curved, dark carmine red to orange, 5-7 cm long, 3.5-5 cm in diameter.

Environment

The Matucana polzii needs full sun exposure and a hot, dry climate. They do not resist temperatures below 6 ºC.

The soil can be a commercial cactus substrate with 20% coarse sand or a mixture of garden soil, coarse siliceous sand and vermiculite in the same proportions.

Water moderately in spring and summer, waiting until the substrate has dried. Water very little in autumn and do not water in winter.

Fertilize once in spring with cacti fertilizer mix

Landscape Uses
It is used as an ornamental, It is an excellent plant for container growing. It always looks good and stays small.
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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