Written by Maggie
Nov 12 2020
When cultivating Rhipsalidopsis gaertneri, a mixture of 2 parts of peat soil, 1 part of coarse sand and 1 part of perlite can be used as cultivating soil. Change the pots every 1 to 2 years, and shading 50% in summer ~60%, the spring, autumn and winter seasons should be more visible, apply thin organic fertilizer every half month, and apply thin organic fertilizer every half month.
Rhipsalidopsis gaertneri likes to grow in humus-rich and fertile loose soil with strong drainage. When potting at home, you can choose 2 parts of peat soil, 1 part of coarse sand, and 1 part of perlite to make culture soil for the root system. It needs to grow, and then change the pot every 1 to 2 years, combined with soil replacement.
Rhipsalidopsis gaertneri likes to grow in a warm and semi-shady environment. It is best to place the plant by a south-facing window at ordinary times. When the summer is strong, it should be shaded by 50-60%, or placed in a semi-shade and cool In the environment, there should be more light in spring, autumn and winter, and the best temperature is 15～25℃, and the winter temperature should not be lower than 5℃.
Regular fertilization is one of the breeding methods and precautions of Rhipsalidopsis gaertneri. During the growth period, a thin organic fertilizer or a nitrogen and phosphorus compound fertilizer solution should be applied every half a month. After the flower buds differentiate, more phosphorus and potassium fertilizers should be applied, and nitrogen fertilizer should be stopped. After flowering, keep the pot soil dry without fertilization to promote the normal growth of the root system.
Rhipsalidopsis gaertneri likes to grow in a ventilated and breathable environment. During the growth period, the indoor air must be frequently circulated. In summer, doors and windows must be opened frequently to facilitate ventilation. Routine disinfection work is also required. Avoid cold winds to avoid frostbite the plants.
Rhipsalidopsis gaertneri is prone to damage from leaf spot and fusarium wilt during the growth period. After the onset of disease, the leaves will wither and fall in large numbers, and the plants will also grow poorly. The diseased leaves can be cleaned out in time, and ventilation should be strengthened. Fruit solution is sprayed for prevention.