Crocus combinations

Echinopsis subdenudata - sea urchin cactus & pot cover combination

  • Position: bright light
  • Compost: specialist cacti compost
  • Rate of growth: slow
  • Hardiness: tender (indoors only)
  • Current height: approximately 9cm (including pot)
  • Pot cover: Includes a 12.5cm pot cover

    Commonly called the sea urchin cactus because of its distinctive rounded and ribbed shape, this great little cactus looks stylish - and as it has relatively few thorns, it's more 'user friendly' than many of the others. It's primarily grown for its simple form, but occasionally in spring or summer, it may also produce a white star-shaped flower that opens at night.

  • Home care: Place it in a bright spot and in spring and summer, water when the compost gets dry, but make sure it never sits in excess water for any length of time. In autumn and winter cut back on the watering but do not let it dry out completely. Avoid a humid atmosphere (no bathrooms or steamy kitchens) and in the warmer months, open a window or door occasionally so it can enjoy the fresh air. Repot every year or two into a slightly larger pot using cacti compost. You will find it easier to tackle if you concertina a couple of sheets of newspaper and then fold these around the spines, leaving a 'tail' that you can use to lift the plant out of one pot and into another. Otherwise invest in some thorn-proof gloves!
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Total: £12.48

Availability: in stock

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