Tephrocactus Articulatus var. Inermis

SKU: MYBG-CACT-TEPH-TEAI
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Rs.510
Pot size: 4"

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White

Flower Color

Non Fragrant

Fragrance

Summer

Flowering Season

Low

Maintenance

Yes

With Pots

Small

Size

Outdoor Shade,Outdoor Sun

Sunlight Requirement

Balcony,Low Maintenance

Use

Product Description

Tephrocactus Articulatus is a succulent upright shrublet, up to 60 cm tall, 1.2 m spread. The 'inermis' form of this species is a nearly spineless form with no spines and without (or with very few) glochids on the new growth.

Pine Cone Cactus

Family

Cactacaea

Native

Argentina

Description

Tephrocactus Articulatus is a succulent upright shrublet, up to 60 cm tall, 1.2 m spread. The 'inermis' form of this species is a nearly spineless form with no spines and without (or with very few) glochids on the new growth. These usually fall off as it ages.

It produces dull greyish-blue, greyish-brown to earth-tone coloured pine-cone-like globular to elongated stem segments 2 to 20 cm long, the segment are hardly tuberculate (except in drying) and generally grow longer and narrower than the standard  Tephrocactus Articulatus. The segments usually grow one or two new segments each year from the stem tips.

The flowers are bell-shaped, white with yellow center and up to 14 cm in diameter upto 2 inches long & 1.6 inches in diameter

Environment

A slow 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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