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Ariocarpus trigonus X retusus (unusual final spine) HYBRID M5

Ariocarpus trigonus X retusus (unusual final spine) HYBRID M5

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The Ariocarpus trigonus x retusus hybrid combines features from both Ariocarpus trigonus and Ariocarpus retusus. The Ariocarpus trigonus is known for its large, triangular tubercles and unique yellow flowers, while the Ariocarpus retusus features distinct tubercle shapes and flowering characteristics. The hybridization between these species is part of ongoing research to understand the genetic compatibility and variation within the Ariocarpus genus. Hybrid plants can exhibit a range of intermediate characteristics between their parent species, including tubercle form and flower color.

  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 trigonus x retusus hybrid  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 trigonus x retusus hybrid  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.


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