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How to grow Ariocarpus retusus Scheidw

Written by Maggie

Dec 07 2020

How to grow Ariocarpus retusus Scheidw

Ariocarpus Retusus Scheidw is native to northern Mexico, a fleshy cactus growing in the subtropical zone. Ariocarpus Retusus Scheidw is partially buried in the soil, with a large taillus root.The upper part is flat, 6-12 cm in diameter, with triangular nodules overlapped to form transverse wrinkles.Ariocarpus Retusus Scheidw is completely uncrowned, and grayish, in its growth area is very easy to collect on its own.Ariocarpus Retusus Scheidw is hairy-roofed and grows large pink, white, or yellow flowers after a few years.

Ariocarpus Retusus Scheidw

1, Soil for Ariocarpus Retusus Scheidw

Ariocarpus Retusus Scheidw prefers sandy soil with good drainage, which requires deep soil layers to facilitate root growth.The ideal soil is heavy clay mixed with coarse sand, with some humus added.The pot can be selected from a plastic pot, the plastic pot is conducive to the growth of Ariocarpus Retusus Scheidw root, and will give the Ariocarpus Retusus Scheidw root to provide a warmer growth environment.

2. Watering and fertilizing for Ariocarpus Retusus Scheidw

Watering depends on the climate and plant growth, essentially keeping the soil moist and free of water during Ariocarpus Retusus Scheidw's growth, and dry during the winter hibernation period.Fertilization can be combined with watering. Fertilization can apply some thin water, mainly phosphorus and potash fertilizer.Generally speaking, the Ariocarpus Retusus Scheidw does not require a lot of fertilizer, because the Ariocarpus Retusus Scheidw itself grows in a harsh environment, so it will be more resistant to impoverishment.

Ariocarpus Retusus Scheidw

3. Temperature and light for Ariocarpus Retusus Scheidw

Ariocarpus Retusus Scheidw prefers a sunny, airy environment, where the temperature can be kept between 0℃ and 30 °C.During the curing process, the Ariocarpus Retusus Scheidw should be fully illuminated.

Ariocarpus Retusus Scheidw