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1. Cactaceous genera
... longitudinal cracks, as shown in the picture. - During the hottest months, cactuses usually slow down their metabolic processes and some of them go dormant; it is best to allow this state of dormancy ...
2. The habitats
... is not quite true when it comes to deserts like those of Namibia, Chile and Peru where the supply of air moisture ensured by the frequent fogs compensates for the scarcity of rain. Many genera of cactus ...
3. Cultivation notes
... Astrophytum, Ariocarpus, Cephalocereus, Leuchtenbergia, Gymnocactus, Obregonia, Thelocactus, Turbinicarpus, Ancistrocactus, Grandulicactus, Neolloydia, Agave stricta, Agave leucheguilla, Epithelantha, ...
4. Sowing
... (63°F) at night-time for: Ancistrocactus, Blossfeldia, Echinofossulocactus, Frailea, Lobivia, Notocactus, Oroya, Pyrrhocactus, Rebutia. - 38°C (100°F) during the day and 13 hours of light ...
5. aizoaceae
(Phocagallery / aizoaceae)
Habitat: mainly South Africa although they also occur in Madagascar, Horn of Africa, Arabian peninsula, Island of Elba, Australia and New Zealand. Description:  the Aizoaceae (Rudolphi) family of ...
6. ancistrocactus
(Phocagallery / ancistrocactus)
... at the top. In their natural habitat, they have adapted to growing on slopes with chalky soil ranging in altitude from 200 to 2000 metres (650 to 6500 feet) approximately. A synonym is Grandulicactus. ...
7. aporocactus
(Phocagallery / aporocactus)
Habitat: Mexico. Description: this epiphytic genus is commonly referred to as ‘rat’s tail cactus’ because of the long, slender stems of the plants. They produce purplish red flowers ...
8. aporophyllum
(Phocagallery / aporophyllum)
Habitat: intergeneric hybrids. Description: a group of hybrids obtained by crossing Aporocactus with Epiphyllum. Soil: fertile mix with a  pH of 6. Location: a shady and well ventilated site; ...
9. ariocarpus
(Phocagallery / ariocarpus)
... to chalky, stony, clayey soils. Some scholars consider Roseocactus and Neogomesia to be subgenera of Ariocarpus. Soil: 30% clay loam, 20% grit (2-4 mm diameter), pumice stone 30%, 20% chalk; or else ...
10. arrojadoa
(Phocagallery / arrojadoa)
Habitat: Brazil. Description: a genus with upright stems, sometimes exhibiting a horizontal or oblique habit. Some may be cespitose, others such as A. rhodantha quite tall. The glossy green stems have ...
11. astrophytum
(Phocagallery / astrophytum)
... during the growing period, yet not excessively. During the winter they need to rest for quite a long time. It’s wise to graft a few specimens on rootstocks such as Myrtillocactus geometrizans or ...
12. aztekium
(Phocagallery / aztekium)
... water well from April to September; make sure the soil becomes dry before watering again. Cultivation tips: a very slow-growing cactus that is often grafted on Eriocereus jusbertii or Eriocereus bomplandii; ...
13. borzicactus
(Phocagallery / borzicactus)
... sea level, others at altitudes above 2000 m (6500 ft). The areoles bear long bristles and red flowers. It’s synonymous with Bolivicereus and has been recently put under the genus Cleistocactus. Soil: ...
14. botanical-park
(Phocagallery / botanical-park)
Parco botanico, dove si potrà passeggiare all'interno e soggiornare nel B&B.  La collezione di piante è visitabile su prenotazione, inviando una mail a o telefonando ...
15. cephalocereus
(Phocagallery / cephalocereus)
Habitat: Central and South America, particularly Brazil. Description: a columnar ribbed cactus with spiny areoles bearing flowers near the top when the plant is mature, usually after several years. It ...
16. chamaecereus
(Phocagallery / chamaecereus)
... very popular plant also known as ‘peanut cactus’. Soil: fertile mix. Location: grow in full sun. Temperature: they can be grown outside all year round in mild areas provided the temperature ...
17. cleistocactus
(Phocagallery / cleistocactus)
... being sprayed with water during the summer. It makes a good rootstock for grafting. Main species of Cleistocactus: Cleistocactus strausii, white-spined, columnar stem branching from the base once adult; ...
18. discocactus
(Phocagallery / discocactus)
... it can be harmed by the high air humidity; they are best placed in a non-heated room (10-13°C /50-55°F minimum) and watered once every 20-30 days. Main species of discocactus: Discocactus insignis; ...
19. disocactus
(Phocagallery / disocactus)
... minimum temperature of 10°C (50°F). Water: average; they like being sprayed with water. Cultivation tips: propagation is from cuttings. Main species of Disocactus: Disocactus alatus; Disocactus ...
20. echinocactus
(Phocagallery / echinocactus)
... fertilizer. Main species of Echinocactus: Echinocactus grusonii, it produces flowers after 30 years or so, once it has reached a diameter of about 30-35 cm.; Echinocactus platyacanthus; Echinocactus ...
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