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Opuntia Microdasys profile

Written by Maggie

Dec 08 2020

Opuntia Microdasys profile

Opuntia Microdasys is native to the highlands of northern Mexico.Opuntia Microdasys prefers warm, dry and sunny environment, and is more resistant to cold and drought and water and humidity.The soil requirements are not strict, but with fertile, well-drained sandy loam is appropriate. 

Opuntia Microdasys stem node, like rabbit ears, is a common small potted plant in a house, suitable for the bedroom, study, or the kitchen.Yellow hair palm to sulfur dioxide. The hydrogen chloride resistance is stronger, and carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, pernox absorption capacity is strong. After absorption and decomposition it can release fresh oxygen, but also can increase the number of indoor anions. 

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Opuntia Microdasys

Opuntia Microdasys morphological characteristics

Opuntia Microdasys is a perennial succulent.Plants erect many branching, shrubby, 60-100 cm tall.Stem nodes are broadly elliptic or broadly elliptic, yellowish green.The base is densely covered with golden yellow hooked hairs.Summer is its flowering period, pale yellow flowers, short funnel - shaped.The berries are round and red with white flesh. 

Opuntia Microdasys habitat

Opuntia Microdasys are native to the highlands of northern Mexico.Opuntia Microdasys prefers warm, dry and sunny environment, and is more resistant to cold and drought and water and humidity.In winter, the room temperature should not be lower than 5℃, but also can withstand low temperature of 0℃ for a short time.The soil requirements are not strict, but with fertile, well-drained sandy loam is appropriate. 

Opuntia Microdasys breeding method

cuttings

Opuntia Microdasys can be propagated from May to August when growth is vigorous.Seedbed can be large earthenware pot, matrix can be used to disinfect the yellow sand.Before cutting, select the growth of healthy tubers, cut the top piece, the incision daub slaked lime (dry lime powder after fermentation), placed in the shade ventilated dry place, the incision dry processing, after the incision dry shrinkage can be inserted.Cutting operation, shoulds not be too deep, can stabilize the cuttings. Inserted after don't water too, but two or three times a day to the tuber water mist, 6 to 7 days can spray a permeable. Make the substrate beneath the surface is wet, after 10 days, and then pouring a permeable, because cutting edge heals, quickly produce root it, and long life root.The cuttage propagation of the palm of yellow hair, as long as carried out in accordance with this method, its survival rate is 100%. 

Opuntia Microdasys

Sowing

In tropical Cactus gardens, Opuntia microdasys are mostly propagated sexually by sowing.When Opuntia Microdasys Fruit is ripe in September and October, it can be harvested. The fleshy peel removed, the seeds can be taken out, rinsed with water, slightly dried, and stored in cold sand layer.Until the middle of April or mid-May of the next year, sowing and reproduction can be carried out.This is the optimal temperature for Opuntia Microdasys seed germination because the temperature at this time is generally stable at 22-25℃.Before sowing, we can choose large shallow mouth flowerpot, matrix can be used high temperature sterilized coarse river sand.During operation, the bottom hole of the flowerpot should be covered with several disinfection tiles, drainage layer should be completed, and then loaded with river sand, scraping and compaction, and seeds should be evenly planted in the seedbed. The seeds should be covered with river sand, watered thoroughly, covered with glass, and placed in a warm place. The temperature of the seedbed should be controlled at 23-25℃.The seeds of yellow hairy palm germinate faster under the condition that water temperature is more suitable.However, the growth of seedlings is slow. When the seedlings appear palm, you can use 0.1% compound fertilizer spray, once a week, three to four times in a row, stop the application, promote the growth of the root.After summer, apply again 3-4 times. In winter greenhouse planting raises, and the next spring we can use for flowers planted.

Opuntia Microdasys main value

Opuntia Microdasys stem node looks like rabbit ears, with golden glabrescent hookhair on the thorn seat. It is very beautiful. It is a common small potted plant in an indoor pot, suitable for bedroom, study or kitchen. 

Ecology: Opuntia Microdasys has strong resistance to sulfur dioxide and hydrogen chloride, strong absorption capacity to carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and pernox, and can release fresh oxygen after absorption and decomposition, and can also increase the number of negative ions in the room.

Opuntia Microdasys