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How to grow and care for red crown cactus

Written by Maggie

Feb 04 2021

How to grow and care for red crown cactus

When we grow and care for Red crown cactus, the soil should be kept relatively dry. After the soil becomes completely dry during the growing period, water should be used. Fermenting basic fertilizer should be added to the soil during planting, and NPK compound fertilizer should be applied during the flowering and growing periods. We need to pay attention every 2 ~ 3 months to turn the soil, every 1 years for a basin. The following are growing red crown cactus care.

red crown cactus care

Water care for growing red crown cactus

After the planting of Red Crown Cactus, water should be poured on the soil surface along the wall of the flower pot. When we grow and care for red crown cactus, the water temperature should be controlled at about 30 ~ 50 degrees Celsius and water must be poured until the water flows out from the bottom of the pot. The moisture content in the soil should be about 20 ~ 30% so that the root system can grow healthfully.

When we grow and care for red crown cactus in the growing season, water every 10 to 15 days, and the number of watering sessions can increase as the temperature rises. When watering should be along the direction of the root system, slowly watering, avoid direct water from the head, the water will intend the surface of the plant, the injury of the wound will infect bacteria, and affect the normal growth.

When watering in summer, the leaves and surrounding areas of Red crown cactus are watered mainly by spraying water to ensure that the humidity in the air is between 30 and 40%. When the temperature is higher than 38 degrees Celsius, the plants will go into hibernation. When we grow and care for red crown cactus, watering should be stopped to avoid excessive water accumulation in the bottom soil.

In winter, you need to reduce the amount of watering, and the water temperature should be kept close to room temperature. When we grow and care for red crown cactus, water should be watered once every other month to avoid frostbite of the roots of the plants, which will slow down the growth rate and weaken the life activities, so that they can not survive the winter smoothly. We also need to stop watering when the temperature drops below 5C, because the plants are dormant at that point.

Temperature and fertilizer care for growing red crown cactus

Red crown cactus needs to grow at a temperature between 15 and 25 degrees Celsius and to receive adequate light throughout the year for full photosynthesis. When we grow and care for red crown cactus, fermented basal fertilizers need to be added to the soil during planting, and NPK compound fertilizers can be applied during flowering and growth periods.

red crown cactus care

Soil care for growing red crown cactus

During the growth of Red crown cactus, the soil should be turned every 2 to 3 months to accelerate the evaporation rate of water and nutrients at the bottom of the soil and ensure the normal growth of the root system. When we grow and care for red crown cactus, repot should be carried out every year in the spring. The damaged and rotting roots should be pruned, and carbendazem should be applied to the wound before planting.

Red crown Cactus has two dormant periods in a year, one in the summer when the temperature is higher than 38 degrees Celsius and the other in the winter when the temperature is lower than 5 degrees Celsius. When we grow and care for red crown cactus, the soil surface needs to be kept dry. Because the plants have weak life activities and poor ability to absorb water, they are prone to root rot.