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19 Jul : 09:55

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opuntia.jpgThis kind of cacti are distributed throughout the United States (from desert areas to areas with high humidity). There are approximately 200 representatives.

Characteristic grouped them (most - often two) flat plates covered with thorns, which resemble rabbit ears.
Bloom in spring and summer, yellow, orange, red, pink, etc.

Some of the species born with edible plodcheta bodlichki called cactus figs.

In wild opuntiata serves to feed the turtles in the Mediterranean.

By - popular are Opuntia humifusa, O.compressa, O.indica, O.aciculata etc.

During the winter months, watering once a month. By - frequent watering (at least once a week) beginning in March. In May, the plant grows most - hard.

Feeding is not required if the plant is replanting soon. Use a fertilizer for succulent (a poor nitrogen). In autumn and winter is not nurtured.

Transplanting is in two - three years. Pot should be just less than the previous one. Mandatory use of the old soil. If there are damaged or decayed parts, they are removed.

Grows in sun or semi-shade in the garden at home or in a greenhouse. Outside the soil must be well drained, rich in nutrients.

At home in winter the temperature should not fall below 5 gradusa.Nay - it is appropriate clay pot with holes to drain excess water. In the soil must have pieces of sand and clay.

Propagation: By seed in spring and cuttings.

Bodlichkite plants can cause serious skin irritation.

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