originally from Africa. The genus has about fifty species with fleshy stems without leaves, crossed in the length by four, five ribs adorned with thorns. About ten centimetres high, they can form wide carpets.
diffused light and not in the sun in the apartment; in full sun outside.
Temperature: in winter it must not fall below seventeen degrees;
In spring and autumn the soil must be relatively moist, while in winter it must be dry;
Fertilization: During flowering, water with liquid fertilizer diluted in water every two weeks. Be careful not to wet the plant.
the stems, detached from the plant, root quickly, the seeds buried between April and June sometimes germinate during the day.
a shitty compound. The collar of the plant must be protected from moisture, so it is necessary to replace the top two inches of soil with sand or gravel.
Pests and diseases
the cochineals cause hairy whitish spots.
Generalities: caespitose plant with erect and branched stems eight to ten centimeters high.
Stem: light green in colour, it has five tuberced ribs with sharp teeth.
at the base of the new stems, in summer until autumn, starry flowers bloom. Fleshy, hairy, with five red-brown lobes. As pollination takes place using necrophilic insects, the flowers smell like rotting flesh.
is made with stem cuttings ten to fifteen centimeters long, buried in almost dry sand at the beginning of summer.
Huernia macrocarpa: Huernia Pebrina
It is distinguished from Huernia macrocarpa by its yellowish flowers with marked transversal purple-brown streaks.