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Ariocarpus retusus var. panarottoi GREEN FORM B2B

Ariocarpus retusus var. panarottoi GREEN FORM B2B

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Ariocarpus retusus var. panarottoi: Ariocarpus retusus var. panarottoi is a variety of the Ariocarpus retusus species, a member of the Cactaceae family. This variety is characterized by its compact, stemless growth habit and unique tubercles. The plant typically forms solitary or clumping rosettes, with each rosette consisting of flattened, triangular to rounded stems covered in prominent tubercles. The tubercles often have woolly areoles and produce small, inconspicuous flowers in shades of white or pink. Ariocarpus retusus var. panarottoi is native to Mexico and is adapted to arid and rocky environments.

Cultivation Tips: Here are some cultivation tips for Ariocarpus retusus var. panarottoi:

  1. Light: Provide ample sunlight for the plant, placing it in a location where it can receive direct sunlight for several hours each day. However, protect it 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 retusus var. panarottoi 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 retusus var. panarottoi 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 retusus var. panarottoi, appreciating its unique beauty and characteristics in your succulent collection.


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Pot diameter: 8,5cm

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