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Austrocylindropuntia floccosa

6.00€

incl. 0.54€ (10%) VAT

Art. 48702
Available: 3

Size:
Pot: 6,5 cm.
Family:
Cactaceae
Origin:
Bolivia, Peru
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Description:

Cactacea with a really peculiar look, impossible to be confused: it has short cylindrical or almost globose segments that grow on top of each other but do not reach remarkable heights. Instead, it tends to develop horizontally, giving life in a short time to cushions that cover over 60 cm wide! Along the stem it has dark green leaves, shaped like an awl, almost similar to thorns. The main feature that distinguishes it, consists in its white glochids, very long, soft and hairy, tangled up to create a tortuous tuft similar to wool (hence the name, floccosa, which in Latin literally means "full of woolly tufts"). Perhaps not many people know that these glochids have a fundamental function in nature, as they allow A. floccosa to protect itself from frost and also from the sun, making it an extremely resistant plant. In the midst of the whiteness of the hair, unexpectedly beautiful orange-yellow flowers bloom very lively, which create a pleasant contrast with the delicate appearance of the cactus.

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Plant care:

It requires a full sun exposure, however during the hottest hours of the day it is advisable to shelter it.

It is preferable to keep it at mild temperatures and never below 0 °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 soil is an optimal solution, even better if further enriched with 50% of inert materials such as pumice or lapilli.

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