Pereskiopsis Velutina Cactus Plant

SKU: MYBG-CACT-CYLI-PESK
filler
Rs.259
Pot size: 5"

Delivery time: 3-4 working days

Yellow

Flower Color

Non Fragrant

Fragrance

Summer

Flowering Season

Low

Maintenance

Medium

Size

Pereskiopsis

Genus

Yes

With Pots

Outdoor Shade,Outdoor Sun

Sunlight Requirement

Twice A Week

Water Requirement

Low Maintenance,Outdoor,Window Ledge

Use

Product Description

Pereskiopsis velutina is a unique, densely shrubby cactus, has persistent fleshy leaves, the areoles large with tufts of tough spines. Flowers are yellow.

Pereskiopsis diguetii

Family

Cactacaea

Native

Mexico

Description

Pereskiopsis velutina also known as Pereskiopsis diguetii, is a unique, densely shrubby cactus, the leaves are oval and stalked, the areoles large with tufts of tough spines. Flowers are yellow, 1.2-3 inches across. Fruits are top shape to ovoid, orange to yellow, sometimes becoming red, 2.5-7 cm long, 1-1.6 cm in diameter.

It is commonly used for grafting the seedlings of other slow-growing genera such as Lophophora, Astrophytum & Ariocarpus. Since the diameter of this stock is small, even pea size pups of other cacti can be grafted on this stock. Growth of these grafts is very fast. When the grafts become top-heavy, they can be grown on their own roots or can be regrafted on larger stock, such as Acanthocereus pentagonus.

Environment

A fast growing species,this plant needs regular watering during summers and should be kept dry during winters. A sun loving variety, it grows and glows better under full sun.

Landscape Uses

Usually these are outdoor plant, grass lands, landscapes.

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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