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Turk's head Ferocactus hamatacanthus

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Exposure Turk's headSole pieno
For a balanced development, it is best to position the The Turk's head in a place where it is exposed to at least a few hours of direct sunlight. A great part of succulent plants can endure low temperatures, even below 5C, but if were growing them in a harsh climate we must avoid watering.The Turk's head needs a minimum temperature superior to 15C, during this time of the year it is best to check the night temperatures before setting it outside.

Generalities Turk's head
Growing they develop a round-shape shrub. This plant in the spring, summer, autumn, winter assumes a redpink colouring; it is medium in size and can reach 60 cm high. It keeps its leaves in the winter. The Turk's head is a succulent plant.

Fertilization Turk's head
During the beautiful season its good to enrich the soil of our succulent plants; we advise using a fertilizer rich in potassium and phosphorous, but poor in nitrogen, because this chemical element doesnt help the development of succulent plants, making them too soft and full of water.

Watering Turk's headTenere asciutto
We suggest watering these plants only from time to time, but we must remember to wet the soil deeply using 1-2 glasses of water every 4-5 weeks . Succulent plants can also endure long periods of time without watering; usually as the climate gets colder they need less water, while during the summer months they should be watered abundantly .

Treatments Turk's head
The spring weather, with a high temperature swing between the day and night hours, and pretty frequent rains, can favour the development of fungus diseases, which should be treated pre-emptively with a systemic fungicide, to use before the gems grow excessively; at the end of the winter we also suggest a wide range insecticide to prevent the attack of aphids and cochineals. We should always remember to do these treatments when there aren't flowerings in the garden.

Soil Turk's head
These succulent plants need to be located in an accentuated and drained substratum. We suggest repotting every 2-3 years.

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Notes Turk's head

Seeing the quite contained development its possible to grow these plants in a container. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.

  • Ferocactus hamatacanthus (Muehlenpfordt) Britt. & Rose - Cactaceae
  • Ferocactus hamatacanthus (Muehlenpfordt) Britt. & Rose ssp. sinuatus (A. Dietr.) N.P. Taylor - Cactaceae
  • Ferocactus hamatacanthus (Muehlenpfordt) Britt. & Rose var. hamatacanthus - Cactaceae
  • Ferocactus hamatacanthus (Muehlenpfordt) Britt. & Rose var. sinuatus (A. Dietr.) L. Benson - Cactaceae

This page concerns the weather continental it is possible to choose another climate area alpine mediterranean

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