Echinofossulocactus arrigens 6.5cm
Echinofossulocactus arrigens (Link ex A.Dietr.) Britton & Rose
It is a globular cactus with a solitary habit, which can occasionally be clustered at the base.
Its bluish-green, tending to olive green, stem, concave at the apex, has multiple slender, well furrowed and wavy-shaped ribs, equipped with white areoles.
The radial spines are thin, straight, of a white color, while the central ones are larger, long and flat, which tend to grow upwards.
Flowering occurs at the apex of the plant, generating small, funnel-shaped flowers of a pale pink color with purple and red central streaks.
- It likes an exposure to full sun in rather airy locations.
- It is preferable to keep it at mild temperatures and never below 5 °C, for this reason it is recommended to shelter it during the winter period.
- Water moderately only when the soil is completely dry. It is enough to water the plant once every two weeks in spring and summer, once every two months in autumn and suspend it completely in winter.
- A medium porous substrate, consisting of soil mixed with sand, which makes it well draining. is an optimal solution.
- They do not need frequent fertilization, it is sufficient to dilute the fertilizer with watering once a year.