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.
Light Notocactus rutilans
It prefers partially shady locations, where it can be reached by the solar rays only during the coolest hours of the day. The Notocactus rutilans is a pretty delicate plant, which fears minimum temperatures below 15°C; during late spring it can be cultivated outdoors.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.
Water Notocactus rutilans
We suggest watering these plants with 1-2 glasses of water only when the soil is perfectly dry, generally it needs to be watered about every 4-5 weeks . Let's avoid to exceed. 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 .
Pests 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.
Mold Notocactus rutilans
These succulent plants need to be located in an accentuated and drained substratum. We suggest repotting every 2-3 years.
Plant 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.