We can grow a large part of the succulent plants in a cold climate; some species can endure temperatures below 5įC, but only if the soil stays completely dry. the Opuntia erinacea should be grown in a bright place, with direct sunlight.These plants don't like cold weather, therefore in the Spring it is best to set them outside only when the temperatures are above 15įC.
Fertilization Opuntia erinacea
In the spring letís fertilize our succulent plants periodically, adding, every 15-20 days, a specific fertilizer. Fertilizers fur succulent plants must be rich in potassium, but poor in nitrogen, to avoid the plants from developing excess vegetation, which is easily attacked by fungal diseases.
Generalities Opuntia erinacea
These plants give origin to a brush with a rounded form. The Opuntia erinacea is developed like a succulent plant. The Opuntia erinacea Is medium in size; in spring, summer, autumn, winter it assumes a greenred colouring. These are evergreen plants, which means they keep their leaves year round.
Watering Opuntia erinacea
Water rarely, about once every 4-5 weeks with 1-2 glasses of water , keeping the soil dry for a few days before watering again; when wetting we suggest avoiding surpluses, however to wet the soil deep down. These plants are very resistant to droughts; letís avoid watering excessively; during the winter months we can avoid watering the plants located where thereís a cold climate.
Treatments Opuntia erinacea
Generally during this time of year we suggest a pre-emptive treatment with wide range insecticide and with a systemic fungicide, to prevent the attack from part of the aphids and the development of fungus diseases, often favoured by a mild and damp climate.
Soil Opuntia erinacea
Letís prefer soft and incoherent, with elevated drainage soils.
Notes Opuntia erinacea
When wanted we can grow these plants in a vase. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.