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Ariocarpus confusus X Ariocarpus retusus cv CAULIFLOWER WV20

Ariocarpus confusus X Ariocarpus retusus cv CAULIFLOWER WV20

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Product Description

Ariocarpus confusus: Ariocarpus confusus is a rare cactus plant species known for its unique characteristics and limited distribution in its natural habitat. This species belongs to the genus Ariocarpus within the family Cactaceae. It typically grows in rocky and arid regions of Mexico, particularly in the states of Nuevo León and Tamaulipas. Ariocarpus confusus is recognized for its compact, globular or cylindrical-shaped bodies covered in tubercles and adorned with woolly areoles. The plant may produce small, inconspicuous flowers in shades of pink or white.

Discovery and History: Ariocarpus confusus was first discovered and described by botanists during botanical expeditions to the regions of Nuevo León and Tamaulipas in Mexico. The exact history of its discovery and taxonomic classification may vary, reflecting the challenges associated with identifying and distinguishing between different Ariocarpus species. Despite its limited distribution and elusive nature, Ariocarpus confusus has garnered attention among cactus enthusiasts and collectors for its unique appearance and rarity.

Cultivation Tips: Here are some cultivation tips for Ariocarpus confusus:

  1. Light: Provide ample sunlight for Ariocarpus confusus, placing it in a location where it can receive direct sunlight for several hours each day. However, protect the plant from intense midday sun, especially in regions with scorching temperatures.

  2. Temperature: Mimic the plant's natural habitat by maintaining warm temperatures during the growing season, typically between 70°F to 90°F (21°C to 32°C). During the winter dormancy period, expose the plant to cooler temperatures ranging from 50°F to 60°F (10°C to 15°C).

  3. Soil: Plant Ariocarpus confusus in well-draining soil with a sandy or rocky texture. A mix of cactus potting mix and perlite or coarse sand works well to ensure proper drainage and aeration.

  4. Watering: Water sparingly, allowing the soil to dry out completely between waterings. Overwatering can lead to root rot and other moisture-related issues. During the winter months, reduce watering frequency to mimic the plant's natural dormancy period.

  5. Humidity: Ariocarpus confusus prefers low humidity environments. Avoid placing it in areas with high humidity, as this can increase the risk of fungal diseases and rot.

  6. Potting: Choose a shallow pot with drainage holes to accommodate the plant's shallow root system. Repotting is typically necessary only when the plant outgrows its current container.

  7. Fertilization: Fertilize sparingly with a diluted, balanced fertilizer formulated for cacti and succulents during the growing season. Apply fertilizer at half strength to prevent nutrient buildup in the soil.

  8. Pests and Diseases: Monitor the plant regularly for signs of pests such as mealybugs or scale insects. Treat any infestations promptly using appropriate insecticidal soaps or treatments. Additionally, ensure good air circulation around the plant to prevent fungal diseases.

By following these cultivation tips, you can successfully grow and care for Ariocarpus confusus, appreciating its unique beauty and rarity in your cactus collection.

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Plant height:

Pot diameter: 14,5cm

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WV20
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