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Temperatures Opuntia erinaceaSole pieno
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. Plant which needs at least a few hours a day of sunlight.These plants don't like cold temperatures, therefore in the spring it is best to place them outside only when temperatures are above 15įC.

Feed 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.

Care 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.

Irrigation Opuntia erinaceaTenere asciutto
Watering takes place only when the soil has been dry for days, usually every 4-5 weeks can be enough; if the climate is particularly hot we can slightly intensify the irrigations, using 1-2 glasses of water . 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.

Adversity 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.

Substrate Opuntia erinacea
Letís prefer soft and incoherent, with elevated drainage soils.

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Cultivate 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.

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

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