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Care of the plant Turbinicarpus roseiflorus or Strombocactus roseiflorus.

Care of the cacti Turbinicarpus roseiflorus or Strombocactus roseiflorus

The genus Turbinicarpus, family Cactaceae, comprises 30 species of small cactus native to Mexico. Some species are: Turbinicarpus roseiflorus, Turbinicarpus alonsoi, Turbinicarpus subterraneus, Turbinicarpus horripilus.

Scientific synonyms: Strombocactus roseiflorus.

They are small dark green cacti with a globular body that extends to 4 cm (1.57") in diameter. They have spiral tuberculated ribs. The apical areoles have abundant white wool and 3-5 radial spines (12 when young) and 2-4 black central spines. The flowers appear at the tip of the cactus and are pink in color. They bloom in spring.

They are used in pots and planters for balconies, terraces and balconies, as indoor or greenhouse plants.

Turbinicarpus roseiflorus prefers a semi-shady exposure and a hot, dry climate. The winter safety temperature is 4 ºC (39.2 ºF).

The soil can be a commercial cactus substrate with 20% coarse siliceous sand.

Water moderately waiting for the soil to be completely dry: every 7-10 days in summer, every 15-20 days in spring, once a month in autumn and do not water in winter.

Fertilize once in spring with mineral fertilizer for cacti.

They do not need pruning.

They can be attacked by fungi if irrigation is excessive and by mealybugs if ventilation is not adequate.

They are propagated from seeds sown in spring in sandy substrate; growth is relatively fast.

Images of the cacti Turbinicarpus roseiflorus or Strombocactus roseiflorus

Turbinicarpus roseiflorus