Succulent plants can also be cultivated in a cold green house, with temperatures which must be below 5įC for many species, but in this case itís necessary to keep them totally dry. The Peniocereus should be preferably located in a place where it can have at least a few hours a day of direct solar light.These plants are grown in apartment or in a temperated green house; they can be brought outdoors when the minimum temperatures are above 15į C.
In this period of the year, letís remember to enrich the soil of our succulent plants, using, every 15-20 days, a specific fertilizer; fertilizers for succulent plants must be poor in nitrogen to avoid them from producing too much vegetation which would be easily attacked by fungal diseases.
When growing these plants tend to go up, developing very little in width, and they tend to have a columnar development. These plants are succulent . Peniocereus Is an evergreen; during autumn iIt assumes a greenwhite colouring; the adult specimens are large in size and reach 2 m high.
Let's water abundantly, moistening the soil deeply with 1-2 glasses of water , but let's act only when the substratum is dry, leaving it dry even for 4-5 weeks before watering it. Letís remember that the succulent plants can withhold water inside their materials, therefore they need to be watered only when the weather is hot.
As the day-time temperatures rise at the beginning of the spring, it is agreeable to practice a preventive treatment, with a wide-range insecticide, which should be applied when there arenít flowerings in the garden. Before the buds become too large, it is advisable to also treat them with a wide-range fungicide, to prevent the development of fungal diseases which spread easily when there is an elevated environmental moisture.
Grow in a soft and sandy, very well drained soil.
Plant - Peniocereus
If desired, we can grow the The Peniocereus in a container. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.