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. We suggest to position the the Opuntia erinacea in a sunny spot at least a few hours a day.We advise cultivating the the Opuntia erinacea in a covered place, in an apartment or green house, as they don't like temperatures below 15įC: during late Spring they can be moved outdoors.
Fertilize 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.
Cultivation 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.
Water Opuntia erinacea
Water sporadically, with 1-2 glasses of water , leaving the soil dry for a few days before watering again; when watering we suggest avoiding excesses, but to wet the substratum well. Let's act every 4-5 weeks . 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.
Pests 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.
Mold Opuntia erinacea
Letís prefer soft and incoherent, with elevated drainage soils.
Plant 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.