Super Succulents

Tephrocactus Geometricus

Tephrocactus geometricus is a small cactus with globular segmented of diameter about 4 -5 cm (2 inches) that can branch forming amazing clusters and it can grow up to 15 cm (6 inches) tall. The ball-shape segments are usually without spines but if they are present you can see the black spines in the upper areoles


Caring For Tephrocactus Geometricus

1) Light: These cacti prefer lots of sun, at least 5 to 8 hours of direct sun daily

2) Water: In the summer months, water only when the soil has dried out completely. Always err on the side of underwatering. They are built to withstand drought, and overwatering is one of the quickest ways to kill them. Water less in the winter months

3) Soil: These plants prefer a sandy, sharply draining mix. Cacti or succulent potting mix is great. You can amend a regular potting soil with sand or pumice up to 50% to improve grittiness and drainage

4) Temperature: Tephrocactus geometricus likes it hot! Above 70 ºF in the summer is preferred. During the winter they prefer cooler temperatures between 50 to 60 F. The cooler temperature will encourage flowers. They can tolerate light frost down to 25 F

5) Fertilizer: These plants do not require fertilizer though it can be added to give container grown plants a boost or to supplement poor soil. Apply a water-soluble, balanced fertilizer monthly, diluted at half strength



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