These plants are succulent . When growing these plants tend to go up, developing very little in width, and they tend to have a columnar development. Stenocactus pentacanthus Is an evergreen; during spring, summer, autumn, winter iIt assumes a purple colouring; the adult specimens are small in size and reach 8 cm high.
Exposure Stenocactus pentacanthus
Plant which need at least a few hours a day of solar light. We suggest growing the The Stenocactus pentacanthus In the house or in a warmed greenhouse; when the minimum temperatures go past 15įC it is possible to move them outside.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.
Watering Stenocactus pentacanthus
Letís avoid watering the The Stenocactus pentacanthus excessively, always leaving the soil dry for a few days between one watering and the other, therefore letís irrigate the substratum deeply every 4-5 weeks with 1-2 glasses of water . Letís remember that the succulent plants can withhold water inside their materials, therefore they need to be watered only when the weather is hot.
Treatments Stenocactus pentacanthus
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.
Soil Stenocactus pentacanthus
Grow in a soft and sandy, very well drained soil.
Notes - Stenocactus pentacanthus
If desired, we can grow the The Stenocactus pentacanthus in a container. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.