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Astrophytum caput-medusae x ferocactus glaucescens chimera

250.00€ 175.00€

incl. 15.90€ (10%) VAT

Art. 49095
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Pot: 14 cm.
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In botany a Chimera is considered to be the plant, consisting of two different species merged together, which clearly shows characteristics of both of them. In this case it is a cross between the species of Astrophytum and Ferocactus, which together give rise to a truly unique cactus: this hybrid has taken from Astrophytum the green color of the epidermis, its thick white dotting and elongated tubercles, which slightly resemble the stems of the A. caput-medusae; from Ferocactus glaucescens it has taken the typical white downy areoles, from which yellow, robust, straight or slightly curved spines emerge. It is a truly rare plant, that absolutely cannot be missing from the collection of cactus lovers.

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Plant care:

Requires an exposure to full sun since it requires a lot of light all year around. When the plants are still very young, it is advisable to prottingect them from direct sun rays during the hottest hours of the day.

It is preferable to keep it at mild temperatures and never below 4 °C, for this reason it is recommended to shelter it during the winter period.

Water moderately only when the soil is completely dry. It is enough to water the plant once every two weeks in spring and summer, once every two months in autumn and suspend it completely in winter.

A well-draining and mineral-rich substrate is an optimal solution, for example a soil suitable for cacti, to which pumice can be added.

They do not need frequent fertilization, it is sufficient to dilute the fertilizer with watering once a year.