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SOIL FOR CACTUSES


SOIL FOR CACTUS SOME ADVISES.

You have to know that the size of the pot depent on the size of the plant. A general rule that you can follow when you choose pots, is for spherical cactus the diameter of pot must be 5cm grater than the diameter of cactus. In case that you have tall straigh cactus the pot must have diameter equal with 1/3 the night of plant.

SELECTION OF SOIL

A mean compound of soil is suitable for the most παχυφύτα consists of one part river sand, one part of screened φυλλόχωμα and one part of usual garden soil. A second compound can be one part of turf and one part of thich river sand. This compound must be cover the basic needs of cactus that are: good aeration, very good drainage and supply with nutricions elements the soil.

CHANGE OF POT

After you come out of old pot the plant survey carefully the roots for insects and deseases. Cut all the rotten small roots, and abstract carefully one part of the old soil. Install the plant in a new pot, so that the roots of the plant to be abstain 1-2cm from the bottom of the pot and add soil pushing it carefuly with the fngers so that soil keep contact with roots. You must not watering after the transplanation because the cactus can be rotten. After the transplanation the pot should be moving in shadowed place for about one week and then you can place the pot to it's normal position. When you doing all these jobs it is good to use garden gloves and wrap up the cactus with newspaper many times. If althow pin and stic spines on your hands, adhere a piece of stickytape and many spines will gone.

IRRIGATING - FERTILAIZATION


You must irrigate the cactus mainly the period that evolved and minimum or none when then cactus ''rests''. Betwin in two wrigtes, leave the soil to dry. The fertilaization must be the period that the cactus evolves and never at the period of ''rest''. You should use fertilizer that is contain's a litle nitrogen and many phosporo and potassium.


Cactus Problems
Symptoms
Possible Cause
Treatment
No new germination grows. Over watered or compact soil.
Possible rotten roots.
Water more scarcely.
The blastus and the leafs are yellow. The plants are too dry or the temperature is too high. More moisture and ventilation.
The blastus and the leafs are turning yellow. Possible lack of iron. Insert iron.
The new germination is colourlessness. Damaged roots. Cut damaged roots. Replant.
Oblong growth. Not enough light. Move the plant in a position with more light.
The plants do not blossom or they produce few flowers. Too much azote or water during the winter rest. Fertilise with less azote and more phosphor. Do not fertilise in the winter
Downfall of floriferous eyes. The temperature is too low or there are many temperature variations. Move the plant to a warmer position.
Soft or spougy germination. Too much moisture.
The temperature is too low.
Reduce moisture.Cut the soft blastus.Brimstone.
Corky blastus. Nature occurrence in aged cactus.  
Plants with glass look that start to occur in the winter Frost. Keep the plants dry and at a higher temperature.Cut the damaged parts.

 

LIQUID FULL FERTILIZER FOR CACTUS

FERTILIZER E.K
Include 600gr (460ml)
6-8-14+INX.
100% assimilable fertilizer for cactus.
ANALYSIS: N: 6% (N: 4.1 A: 1.9)
P2O5: 8% K2O: 14%, MgO : 0.4%,
Fe EDTA 0,4% Zn EDTA 0,09%,
Cu EDTA 0.05%, Mn EDTA 0,07%
6%pH3
Conductivity 500mS
USAGE WAY: We reduce one flap fertilizer to 1 lit. water and watering the cactus every 15 days from spring to Noveber.
COMPINATION: With usual chemugry except alkaline.
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