The Notocactus rutilans is a succulent plant. Growing they develop a round-shape shrub. This plant in the spring, summer, autumn, winter assumes a pink colouring; it is small in size and can reach 10 cm high. It keeps its leaves in the winter.
Temperatures Notocactus rutilans
For a balanced development of the The Notocactus rutilans , let's choose a partially shaded place, where it can enjoy direct sunlight only during the coolest hours of the day. The Notocactus rutilans 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.A great part of succulent plants can endure low temperatures, even below 5°C, but if we’re growing them in a harsh climate we must avoid watering.
Irrigation Notocactus rutilans
Let’s 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 Notocactus rutilans
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 Notocactus rutilans
These succulent plants need to be located in an accentuated and drained substratum. We suggest repotting every 2-3 years.
Cultivate Notocactus rutilans
Seeing the quite contained development it’s possible to grow these plants in a container. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.