Written by Maggie
Feb 23 2021
Stenocactus lloydii, genus Polygonum, family Cactus. Stenocactus lloydii stems are subglobose, white flowers.
The stem of stenocactus lloydii is subglobose, 10 -- 12cm in diameter, with 60 angles. Radiative spines are 10 ~ 15, acicular, white; stenocactus lloydii has 3 spines, brown, the upward one flattened, ca. 8 -- 9cm. Flowers are white.
Stenocactus lloydii is native to central Mexico.
Potted Stenocactus lloydii can choose leaf rot soil, garden soil, coarse sand each 3, plus plant ash and rotten bone powder 1 mix preparation, appropriate on the basin in early spring. Pelvic bottom first pad a layer of about 3 cm thick pebbles for drainage, planting depth in order to sphere rhizome and soil surface level for degrees.
Stenocactus lloydii likes fertilizer, resistant to fertilizer, fertilizer enough to grow faster. After 1 month of pot change in spring, topdressing will be started. During the Stenocactus lloydii growing season, topdressing will be applied every 20 days or so with 10 times of decomposable liquid fertilizer mixed with the same amount of 1000 times of potassium dihydrogen phosphate, or 1000 times of "Hua Duo Duo" general fertilizer.No fertilization in winter.
When fertilizing the Stenocactus lloydii, the application of a fine nozzle can is slowly applied along the edge of the basin. Do not splash the fertilizer liquid into the sphere, otherwise it is easy to burn the Stenocactus lloydii sphere. Families can also apply only basic fertilizer, daily no top dressing. Basal fertilizer can be cooked cake fertilizer, add a small amount of bone meal or calcium superphosphate. The application amount is 1/10 of the basin soil.
Stenocactus lloydii likes wet soil, drought resistance, slightly resistant to water wet. Stenocactus lloydii is native to subtropical grasslands, rich in the rain and moist air, so it is more tolerant to moisture than other cactus plants. Spring, summer and autumn are its growing season, should be timely supplementary watering, keep the soil moist.
Arrange indoor, still should often spray all around to its in order to raise air humidity. In winter, if the room temperature is kept above 10℃, the soil will be watered after drying out. If the temperature is low, the basin soil should be dry. Watering should be carried out on a sunny morning, and pay attention to the water temperature should be close to the basin soil temperature.
Normal room temperature can be used during the growth period, and Stenocactus lloydii should be placed in a cold environment (3-5℃) in winter, which is cold-resistant. If the basin soil dry can withstand the low temperature of 0℃.