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Ariocarpus retusus GREY FORM XY2

Ariocarpus retusus GREY FORM XY2

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Ariocarpus retusus

Ariocarpus retusus is a captivating succulent species known for its intriguing appearance and resilience. Native to northeastern Mexico, particularly in the states of Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas, this species is characterized by its flattened, star-shaped stems with distinctive ridges and tubercles. The stems are typically grayish-green to bluish-green in color, often with hints of reddish-brown or purple. During the flowering season, Ariocarpus retusus produces beautiful white or pink flowers with delicate petals, adding to its allure.

History of Discovery

Ariocarpus retusus was first discovered in the mid-19th century by botanists exploring the rugged landscapes of northeastern Mexico. Its unique appearance and ability to thrive in harsh desert conditions captivated early explorers and plant enthusiasts alike. Since its discovery, Ariocarpus retusus has become a prized addition to botanical collections worldwide, admired for its beauty and resilience.

Cultivation Tips

For successful cultivation of Ariocarpus retusus, consider the following expert tips:

  1. Soil and Potting: Plant Ariocarpus retusus in well-draining soil mixtures, such as a blend of cactus potting mix, perlite, and coarse sand. Ensure the pot has adequate drainage holes to prevent waterlogging.

  2. Sunlight Exposure: Place the plant in a location where it can receive plenty of sunlight, preferably in a south-facing window or outdoors in full sun. Adequate sunlight is crucial for healthy growth and flowering.

  3. Watering: Water sparingly, allowing the soil to dry out completely between waterings. During the winter months, reduce watering to prevent root rot and mimic its natural dormancy period.

  4. Temperature: Ariocarpus retusus thrives in warm temperatures ranging from 70°F to 90°F (21°C to 32°C) during the growing season. Protect the plant from frost and extreme cold temperatures.

  5. Fertilization: Apply a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half-strength once a month during the growing season. Refrain from fertilizing during the dormant period.

  6. Pest and Disease Control: Monitor the plant regularly for signs of pests such as spider mites or mealybugs. Treat any infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil.

  7. Repotting: Repot Ariocarpus retusus every 2-3 years in spring, using fresh potting mix and slightly larger containers to accommodate root growth.

By following these expert cultivation tips, you can ensure the optimal growth and health of Ariocarpus retusus in your home or garden, creating a stunning focal point for your succulent collection.

Cultivation

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Plant height:

Pot diameter: 7cm

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