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Sclerocactus uncinatus subs. crassihamatus var. mathssonii

8.00€
Art. 35703
Available: 7

Size:
Pot: 6,5 cm.
Family:
Cactaceae
Origin:
Mexico and USA
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Description:
Rare and slow-growing cactus, that's why it's often grafted on other plants. Can reach a height of 20 cm. Its epidermis can fade from gray-green to bluish. Unlike other plants of this genus, the thorns are not dense. The central red or brown spines are long and hooked. The radial yellow spines are straight. At the end of April you can admire its beautiful chocolate flower with lighter edges. This sclerocactus is very resistant to low temperatures only in dry soil conditions.

Description:

It is a cylindrical and solitary cactus, highly appreciated by green collectors for its rarity and its particular hooked spines. Its opaque light green stem has multiple protuberances, on which large round and downy white areoles emerge. It is equipped with dense sturdy hooked spines of variable colors (from greyish-yellow to intense red), which completely cover the body. During spring, it generates medium-sized, funnel-shaped flowers, that can take on multiple colors: from opaque pink to brownish-red, up to blackish-purple.

Shipping Info:

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We need 2-3 business days to prepare your plants. As soon as we have shipped your order, you will receive an email with the data to track the shipment. Delivery times with express courier are 24/48 hours, for the islands - an extra day is expected.
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Plant care:

These plants like full sun. Being very resistant, they adapt well to the outside as they withstand any weather, moreover it requires well-ventilated environments.

They are very resistant to the most extreme temperatures: they grow well in the heat and resist the temperatures even below 0°C!

Water abundantly in February, when the vegetative restart begins, and then continue to wet the soil only when it is completely dry. In winter the plant goes into the vegetative rest, therefore it is advisable to completely suspend watering.

A soil suitable for cacti is an optimal solution, even better if mixed with sand or pumice.

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