these plants have a globular bearing, which tends to become cylindrical over the years. The spines, which have a different colour, can also have the shape and the diameter
in relation to the position in which
Usually the ones in the middle are more
straight and big, while the side ones
are slightly curved and smaller in diameter.
The flowers, which develop
on the apex of the plant, are large in size and yellow in colour with red hues.
The plants bloom after several years, although some varieties after just
3-4 years old, it already has inflorescences. They need a lot of light: for this reason the Notocactus resists very well even to direct sunlight for several hours a day. However, it is advisable to avoid direct exposure during the hottest hours of the day.
Like most succulent plants, this one also does not tolerate water stagnation and high humidity rates: for this reason, during the winter period, it is necessary to limit the water to what is strictly necessary. These plants withstand low temperatures quite well, even if the minimum temperature should not fall below 4 degrees. Reproduction is carried out by cutting, seed or suckers.
A plant with a globular deportment, which can reach 14 cm in diameter and has spiral ribs formed by small protrusions. At the apex of these protuberances are the spines, not very hard, grouped in small groups of yellow / white. The flowers of this species of Notocactus can last several days and are usually red.
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Notocactus haselbergii: Notocactus broom
Plant with globular cylindrical bearing, is composed of ribs on which areolas are found, from which sprout white and soft thorns. At the centre of the areola there is a central thorn, which is usually harder and darker in colour than the surrounding ones. The flowers, very striking, are of yellow colre.