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How to grow and care for rattail cactus

Written by Maggie

Feb 05 2021

How to grow and care for rattail cactus

When we grow and care for Rattail Cactus, the flowerpots are mainly ventilated clay pots. After filling an appropriate amount of mixed soil of leaf rot soil, sand soil and pine needles soil, they should be placed in a well-lit environment. In summer, shading treatment should be carried out, the room temperature should be kept above 10℃, watering should be dry and watered thoroughly. Now, let's look at how to grow and care for rattail cactus.

1. Basin soil care for growing rattail cactus

Rattail Cactus likes to grow in good drainage and loose and breathable sandy soil. When we grow and care for rattail cactus, first choose a breathable clay pot, and fill it with the mixture of leaf rot soil, sand soil and pine needle soil as the culture soil, and add a small amount of sesame paste residue and bone meal as the base fertilizer to ensure the growth of the root system.

2. Environmental care for growing rattail cactus

Rattail Cactus does not have direct exposure to strong light. When we grow and care for rattail cactus, if it is grown outdoors in the middle of summer, the plant should be shaded properly, and the rest of the season, the plant should be exposed to sufficient light every day. In winter, the plant should be exposed to more sun.

3. Humidity care for growing rattail cactus

Rattail Cactus likes to grow in moist soil in the pot. When we grow and care for Rattail cactus in the peak season of growth, watering should be paid attention to dry thoroughly, so as not to cause water in the pot. In weather with high humidity, watering can be done without, and the watering amount can be increased appropriately in summer.

4. Fertilization care for growing rattail cactus

Fertilization management is an important condition for the cultivation of Rattail Cactus. Fertilization should be carried out in combination with pruning in spring, thin compound fertilizer can be applied once a month, and thin liquid fertilizer can be applied once every 10-15 days in the growing season. When we grow and care for rattail cactus, fertilization should be stopped at low temperatures, and fertilization should be avoided from sticking to flowers so as to avoid rotting.

care for rattail cactus.

5. Growing rattail cactus care in spring

When we grow and care for Rattail Cactus in spring, the plants need to be watered every three days and fertilized every half a month. In spring, the plants will suffer from pests and diseases, so the environment needs to be ventilated and the plants need to be rotated and replaced with soil every two years.

6. Growing rattail cactus care in summer 

From the plant in the summer high-temperature growth, although its drought resistance, high-temperature resistance is relatively strong. When we grow and care for rattail cactus in the summer, we still need to do a good job in the sun protection measures, but also every day to its spray fertilization. Do not need to give its topdressing fertilizer, avoid the plant dehydration at high temperature, affect its normal growth in the soil.

7. Growing rattail cactus care in autumn

As for Rattail Cactus, the cultivation method of four seasons is actually very simple. When we grow and care for Rattail Cactus in autumn, it also needs to be watered and maintained in time, and fertilizer should be applied once or twice a month. In autumn, the amount of watering should be gradually reduced, and it can also be pruned and propagated from cuttings, which is conducive to better growth of plants.

8. Growing rattail cactus care in winter

Rattail Cactus is very cold-resistant, and it is difficult to frostbite the plants in the winter. When we grow and care for rattail cactus, the plants still need to be kept in full sunlight, and the temperature of the plants can be controlled above 5℃, and it needs to be watered every half a month. Do not fertilize the plants when the temperature is lower than 15℃.

care for rattail cactus.