Exposure: from March to October place in a bright place, but not too sunny, which preferably enjoys a few hours of direct sunlight; these plants don’t like temperatures below 10°C, therefore in winter they should be kept in a house or in a temperate greenhouse.
Watering: from March to October water regularly, waiting for the soil to be well watered between one watering and the other; in winter water sporadically, vaporizing the plant at least once a week with demineralized water. In the vegetative period, provide fertilizer for succulent plants, every 15-20 days.
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Soil: sarcocaulon prefer loose, rich and very well drained soils; a mixture consisting of two parts of leaf mould, two parts of sand and two-three parts of pumice or lapillus stone with a coarse grain size may be used.
Multiplication: in spring it is possible to sow the seeds of the previous year, if desired it is also possible to practice cuttings, which, however, often tend to root in a poorly developed way, giving rise to small plants with little vigour.
Parasites and diseases: pay attention to root rot, which develops in soils that remain too long soaked in water.