Written by Maggie
Feb 02 2021
Many people like to have a cactus. But how to grow a Golden barrel cactus to grow beautifully? We need to cultivate the Golden barrel cactus from the four aspects of temperature, light, water and fertilizer, and turn the basin. The following are growing golden barrel cactus care.
How can we grow and care for the Golden Barrel Cactus beautifully throughout the year? The Golden barrel cactus loves warmth by nature, and temperature is important for its growth. The suitable temperature for the growth of Golden Barrel Cactus is about 25℃ in the daytime and 10 ~ 13℃ at night. The suitable temperature difference between day and night is conducive to the rapid growth of Golden Barrel Cactus. When we grow and care for golden barrel cactus, we need to pay attention to avoid high temperatures in summer, winter is to avoid cold, high temperatures will make the cactus ball grow quickly, affect the beauty, the temperature is too low and will make the ball on the ugly yellow spot.
Golden Barrel Cactus likes to get at least six hours of direct sunlight a day. But when we grow and care for golden barrel cactus in the summer when the sun is strong and the temperature is rising, we also need to take care to shade the Golden Barrel Cactus in time to avoid the strong sun damaging the ball. We usually choose to photosynthesize the Golden Barrel Cactus in the sun before 10 a.m. and after 5 p.m.
Golden Barrel Cactus is tolerant of drought and likes moist air. In spring and autumn, cactus is in its growing season, so when we grow and care for golden barrel cactus, we need to give it plenty of water, usually once a week. Summer and winter in the dormant period, we need to moderate watering, generally once half a month. Among them 4 ~ 6 months is the growth flourishing period, need morning and evening each watering once. Fertilizer attention in its spring and autumn growth period a week of fertilization, combined with watering applied to contain nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and other components of the thin fertilizer liquid.Summer and winter two seasons do not fertilize, 5 ~ 6 months can be applied every 4 ~ 5 days a slightly concentrated fertilizer.
Golden Barrel Cactus also needs to be nursed at the same time as the planting time, usually once a year or every other year. When we grow and care for golden barrel cactus, turn the pot, we need to prepare a new pot and culture soil, then remove the ball from the old pot, cut off the dead roots and rotten leaves on the ball, dry it and then put it into the new pot for planting.
The main diseases of Golden Barrel Cactus are anthrax and scorch. Anthrax is cactus in a wet environment, the stem nodes produce water spots like light brown disease. When we grow and care for golden barrel cactus, we need to spray about 2 times of 1/100 Bordeaux liquid or 600 times of chlorothalonil for prevention, and pay attention to the cactus to move to the ventilated and transparent position. In the face of cactus burning disease, you can choose to use 1/2 of the tobujin wettable powder 500 times the liquid spray.
Golden Barrel Cactus is prone to insect pests such as red spiders, scale insects and mealworms due to hot and humid weather and poor ventilation in summer. When we grow and care for golden barrel cactus, we can choose to spray 2/5 diogo or 9/10 trichlorfon 1000 ~ 1500 times liquid spray prevention and treatment of red spider, scale insects, and whitefly are artificial kills.