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Turk's head Ferocactus hamatacanthus

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Temperatures Turk's headSole pieno
For a balanced development of the The Turk's head it is advisable to locate it 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 5įC, but if weíre growing them in a harsh climate we must avoid watering.The Turk's head is grown at home or in a warmed green house; during the Spring it can be moved outside, but only if the mimimum temperatures are clearly mild.

Care 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.

Feed Turk's head
During the beautiful season itís 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 doesnít help the development of succulent plants, making them too soft and full of water.

Irrigation Turk's headTenere asciutto
Letís water these plants only when the substratum is clearly dry using 1-2 glasses of water ; during this period of the year we should intervene every 4-5 weeks , or even less if the weather is rainy. 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 .

Adversity 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.

Substrate 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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Cultivate Turk's head

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

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

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