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Ariocarpus scapharostris H9S

Ariocarpus scapharostris H9S

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Ariocarpus scapharostris is a species of succulent plant native to Mexico, particularly found in the states of Nuevo León and Tamaulipas. Here's a description of the plant along with some cultivation tips:


  • Appearance: Ariocarpus scapharostris is a small, slow-growing, spineless cactus with a flattened, somewhat star-shaped appearance. It has a distinctive gray-green or bluish-green coloration.

  • Body: The body of Ariocarpus scapharostris is typically deeply grooved or furrowed, with pronounced tubercles arranged in a spiral pattern. These tubercles often have a waxy coating that helps the plant retain moisture.

  • Flowers: In the wild, it produces small, white or pink flowers with a delicate fragrance. However, it may take several years for a plant to reach flowering maturity in cultivation.

  • Size: Mature specimens generally reach around 5-10 cm in diameter.

Cultivation Tips:

  1. Light: Provide bright, indirect light for Ariocarpus scapharostris. In their natural habitat, they often grow beneath shrubs or other plants, receiving filtered sunlight. Too much direct sunlight can cause sunburn or bleaching, while too little light can result in etiolation (stretching).

  2. Temperature: This species prefers warm temperatures during the growing season (spring to fall) but benefits from cooler temperatures during the winter months. Protect them from extreme heat and cold, aiming for temperatures between 70-85°F (21-29°C) during the day and slightly cooler at night.

  3. Soil: Use a well-draining cactus or succulent potting mix. Adding extra perlite or coarse sand can improve drainage. Avoid heavy, moisture-retentive soils that can lead to root rot.

  4. Watering: Ariocarpus scapharostris is adapted to arid conditions and is highly susceptible to root rot if overwatered. Allow the soil to dry out almost completely between waterings, then water thoroughly but infrequently. Reduce watering during the winter months when the plant is dormant.

  5. Humidity: These plants prefer low to moderate humidity levels. Good air circulation around the plant can help prevent fungal diseases.

  6. Potting: Plant Ariocarpus scapharostris in a shallow pot or container with ample drainage holes to prevent waterlogging. Repotting is typically only necessary when the plant has outgrown its container.

  7. Fertilization: Use a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half strength during the growing season. Avoid fertilizing during the winter months when the plant is dormant.

  8. Pests and Diseases: Monitor your plants regularly for signs of pests such as mealybugs or spider mites. Treat any infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil. Avoid overwatering to prevent fungal diseases like root rot.

  9. Propagation: Ariocarpus scapharostris can be propagated from seeds or by carefully removing offsets (if present) from mature plants. Seeds should be sown in a well-draining soil mix and kept lightly moist until germination occurs.

  10. Protection: Protect Ariocarpus scapharostris from frost and extreme weather conditions, especially if grown outdoors in temperate climates. Provide shelter or bring the plants indoors during periods of inclement weather.

By following these cultivation tips, you can help ensure the health and vitality of your Ariocarpus scapharostris plants, allowing them to thrive and potentially even produce beautiful flowers in the right conditions.


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