7 types of cacti that bloom much more often than their prickly brothers

Flowering of cacti is a beautiful and often unique natural phenomenon. At home - softer and more comfortable - this process can be observed almost every year. The main thing is to choose the right cactus. Here are a few species that delight hosts with buds more often than their prickly brothers.

Mammillaria

These representatives of Mexico and North America are unpretentious in care and growth, for which they are very loved by many gardeners.

During flowering, these cacti are the embodiment of beauty and grace. At the edge of the plant, delicate buds bloom, varying in shape and shade of the petals, similar to unusual decorations and wreaths. Most often, red, white and yellow flowers are found.

Not every soil is suitable for growing cacti. For example, for them, as for desert inhabitants, nutritious black soil is completely unsuitable. If you plant them in bad land, then you probably will not wait for flowering.

Schlumbergera Cactus

A tropical resident brought to cold Europe from the hot Brazilian shores. A striking feature of the species is the soft and safe spines. Most flower growers know this cactus as the “Decembrist." This is due to the flowering period of the plant - the height of the New Year holidays.

In shape, the flowers of such cacti resemble beautiful orchids. The color scheme of blooming buds is also amazing - from dazzling white to dark purple and burgundy. With a good deal, they bloom all winter.

Cacti are inhabitants of deserts, however they cannot stand direct sunlight. The place to live these flowers is best to choose away from the southern windows. It is easy to determine the burn already obtained - the color of the plant will noticeably brighten.

Ripsalidopsis

Originally a charming representative from the tropics of South America. About 3000 varieties of this cactus are known in the wild flora, but only a few are suitable for growing at home.

The flowering period falls in mid-spring, for which gardeners often call it "Easter." The buds have rich colors - bright shades of red, dazzling white, dark burgundy - and the diverse shape of the petals.

A little trick that makes life easier for your prickly pet - do not put flowers next to it that need to be sprayed. Unbeknownst to yourself, you will moisten the air and the cactus, which is absolutely not useful to him.

Gymnocalycium

The natural habitat is Argentina, Bolivia and Brazil. It has the shape of a ball on which large spines grow. Usually of medium size (up to 15 cm), but other subspecies reach 30 cm in diameter. Very popular houseplant.

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The flowering period begins at 2 years of life and falls in the warm seasons - from April to October. The flowers are large, lush, have a wide range of color buds - from pink to raspberry.

Watering a cactus should be rare, but plentiful - overflowing is very poorly tolerated by them. The main subtlety - water should be warm and settled - a cold liquid can greatly damage the plant.

Astrophytum

This cactus was brought to us from Mexico. Its appearance resembles a beautiful star. Patterns on the stem itself and beautiful buds give it a special charm.

Flowering time falls in the summer and lasts only a day or two. Beautiful terry buds with a pleasant aroma, usually yellow in different shades.

The flowering of this capricious cactus requires the so-called "cool dormant period." Unfortunately, you cannot wait without it or with insufficient lighting of flowers.

Echinopsis

Representatives of this species are common in Bolivia, Argentina and Uruguay. They have a spherical or elongated shape. Among indoor cacti is considered the most flowering species.

The flowering period is spring, summer, early autumn. Each flower lives about a day. The buds are formed on separate tubes, have a pleasant aroma and a beautiful shade of petals - from white to pink-purple.

Unlike other inhabitants of the home garden, transplantation is harmful to cacti. This process should be carried out very rarely and preferably in the spring.

Rebucius

In nature, the habitat of this cactus is Peru and Argentina. Outwardly, a small ball with a large number of thorns resembles an ideal form. The peculiarity of this species is that flowers are formed not on top of the stem, but closer to the roots.

Flowering begins in the second year of plant life, falls at the end of spring and lasts a couple of days. Large buds are distinguished by bright juicy colors - yellow, red, orange, burgundy, etc.

To avoid infection with diseases and pests, you need to monitor the temperature, humidity and lighting. Cacti just seem unpretentious, they, like other flowers, need proper care.

Experienced flower growers know that discreet, prickly-looking prickly touches can surprise even the most sophisticated experts with the beauty of their buds. Feel free to add them to your home collection, and enjoy such a miracle personally.

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