Mother-in-Law’s Cushion - Plant

Ferocactus species 
Mother-in-Law’s Cushion

A really tough cactus! Easy & Hip!

A rather beautiful barrel shaped cactus (Ferocactus sp.) – great for a sunny spot in your home, it will survive quite some drought. This easily grown cactus is a relatively fast grower and is perfect if you tend to forget to water the plants. The decorative ribs on this cactus grow long spines, - very attractive they are too. This cactus originate in Mexico and the southern states of America.
 
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  • Planting
  • Mother-in-Law’s Cushion is supplied in a nursery pot. You can also repot your cactus – use an attractive planter that will allow surplus water to drain off.

    It's best to use a compost for cacti or mix some sharp sand or fine gravel with ordinary potting compost. Choose a pot with holes in the base and cover the bottom with a layer of potsherds or hydro-pellets. Plant the cactus at the right depth in the pot. Fill with compost, press firmly down, and water sparingly directly after planting. Stand your cactus in a sunny spot.

    Here’s a tip: When handling cactus, use newspaper folded into strips, or use thick gardening gloves to avoid the spines.
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  • Care
  • This cactus (Ferocactus spp.), grows well in a warm, bright spot in the living room. Water sparingly in the growing season as it prefers soil on the dry side, it’s best to water when the soil feels dry to the touch. In winter protect the Ferocactus by leaving it in a cool room and almost no water.

    In the spring, resume watering gradually and add a little plant food.
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  • Specifics
  • Ferocactus originated in Mexico and the southern United States. The Ferocactus flowers mostly with yellow flowers. At maturity this cactus can reach a height of several meters!
    Cactus (Ferocactus spp.) Is a member of the cactus family (Cactaceae).
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  • Extra information
  • Latin name Ferocactus species 
    Delivery type Supplied as container plant
    Guarantee 100% growth and flowering guarantee
    Color Green
    Light preference full sun ,  partial sun
    Scented not scented
    Flowers for cutting no
    Growing height15 - 25 cm
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