We suggest growing the The Stenocereus 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.Plant which need at least a few hours a day of solar light.
These plants are succulent . Stenocereus Is an evergreen; during autumn iIt assumes a greenwhite colouring; the adult specimens are medium in size and reach 2 m high. When growing these plants tend to go up, developing very little in width, and they tend to have a columnar development.
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.
Letís avoid watering the The Stenocereus 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.
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.
Notes - Stenocereus
If desired, we can grow the The Stenocereus in a container. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.