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18 Jul : 11:35

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Lobiviya (Lobivia) - multiple extremely kind with over 150 species. Come from Bolivia, northern Argentina and Peru. Grow on rocky slopes at an altitude of 2000-4000 meters above sea level. Often forming dense tufts. The stems are globular, cylindrical to age, grow singly or in groups.

Home of this kind cactus (includes about 150 species) is in South America - just the Andes, Bolivia and Argentina. Natural environment of most areas of the rock is 2 000 - 4 000 m altitude. They have a spherical or cylindrical stems, rarely branched. Reach a height of 16 - 18 cm
All species are relatively small, yellow or red flowers. They last a day but when it is very hot - only a few hours.
By - popular types are Lobivia densispina, Lobivia hertrichiana, Lobivia jajoiana, Lobivia silvestrii, Lobivia arachnacantha.

Flowers are large, with varied coloration, to appear in the upper stem. Because of their highland origin flourish only when they are wintering in a cool and dry. Multiply seed and detki and the separation of tufts.
Pretty easy for growing cacti.
The soil must contain impurities of sand.
In winter when the plant is at rest, watering is discontinued and is made once a month, not to dry out the roots completely. Begin watering in March, and gradually become more frequent, while watering once a week up until the end of the summer.
In winter, the optimal temperature is 5 - 7 degrees.
If the plant is not replanting soon as soil can be enriched once a month during active growth (May - September) during the regular watering with fertilizer for cacti.
It is not necessary dash.
Replanting is necessary in 2 - 3 years.
They need fresh air, and many scattered light.
In winter when the sun is - weak, it can be put and to the west or east window.
Most - it is appropriate clay pot with holes to drain.
Propagation: Through seeds and cuttings, while the last breeding is not always successful. The seeds should be properly cleaned and dried to germinate successfully.

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