Title

How to grow and care for balloon cactus

Written by Maggie

Feb 08 2021

How to grow and care for balloon cactus

How to grow and care for Balloon Cactus? Balloon Cactus likes warm, dry and sunny environments, resistant to drought and semi-shade, not resistant to water and moisture. Growth temperature is 18°C - 24°C, not cold resistance, winter temperature is not less than 5°C, short term can withstand low temperature of 0°C. Fertile, loose, well-drained sandy loam is appropriate.

How to grow and care for balloon cactus

Balloon Cactus likes warm and dry and sunny environments, drought and half shade, not water wet. Growth temperature is 18°C - 24°C, not cold resistance, winter temperature is not less than 5°C, short term can withstand low temperature of 0°C. When we grow and care for Balloon Cactus, it is advisable to use fertile, loose, well-drained sandy loam and a mixture of leaf rot soil, culture soil and coarse sand. Easy to plant, strong and fast to grow. Roots developed, potted every spring to change pots, pruning roots. Growing period basin soil to keep wet, appropriate amount of fertilizer. Keeping the soil dry in winter increases its resistance to cold.

care for Balloon Cactus

Propagation care for growing Balloon Cactus

Sowing, cutting and grafting are commonly used for propagation.

Sowing

Sowing propagation of Balloon Cactus was carried out in spring. When we grow and care for Balloon Cactus, the suitable temperature for germination was 20°C to 24°C. After sowing, the seedlings sprouted 1 to 2 weeks later, and the diameter of the seedlings could reach more than 1cm in the next year.

Cutting

In spring and autumn, it is advisable to cut off the reproductive bulb beside the mother plant, dry the wound and then insert it into the sand bed. After 25 to 30 days, it can take root.

Grafting 

In spring, the stock can be used in the days, cactus, biennial seedling scion or the mother plant next to the ball. After the next 15 days or so can heal alive, after the rapid growth.

care for Balloon Cactus