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Neoporteria occulta (syn. Eriosyce occulta) Antofagasta, CHILE K37

Neoporteria occulta (syn. Eriosyce occulta) Antofagasta, CHILE K37

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Product Description

Neoporteria occulta, a cactus species, is notable for its unique appearance and growing habits. Here's a description and some cultivation tips:


  • Appearance: Neoporteria occulta typically features a spherical or slightly elongated shape. It's relatively small, often not exceeding a few inches in height. The body is green, sometimes with a bluish or purplish tinge, especially under stress conditions like cold or drought.
  • Spines: One of its distinctive features is the spines. They can be quite dense and interlocking, covering much of the plant's body. The spines vary in color from whitish to golden and can give the plant a somewhat woolly appearance.
  • Flowers: The flowers of Neoporteria occulta are another highlight. They usually bloom near the top of the plant and can be quite large in relation to the body size. The flowers range in color from pink to red, adding a striking contrast to the green of the cactus.

Cultivation Tips

  1. Light: This cactus prefers bright light. A sunny windowsill is ideal, but avoid excessive direct sunlight in hotter climates as it can cause sunburn.
  2. Watering: Like most cacti, Neoporteria occulta does not require frequent watering. Allow the soil to dry out completely between watering. Over-watering can lead to root rot.
  3. Soil: Use a well-draining cactus mix. Good drainage is essential to prevent water-logging.
  4. Temperature: It prefers warmer temperatures but can tolerate cooler temperatures during winter. It's not frost-hardy, so if you live in a cold climate, it's best to grow it indoors.
  5. Fertilizing: During the growing season (spring and summer), you can fertilize it with a cactus-specific fertilizer to encourage growth and flowering.
  6. Repotting: Repotting every few years in a slightly larger pot can help maintain its health. Be careful of the spines when handling.

Remember, every plant can vary a bit in its needs, so observe your Neoporteria occulta and adjust care as needed. With proper care, this cactus can be a long-lasting and rewarding addition to your plant collectioN.


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