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الازهار حمراء اللون
موطنه الاصلي اكوادور وبيرو وينمو على ارتفاعات 2400 الى 3600 م فوق مستوى سطح بحر.
Minimum Avg. Temperature: 5°C
Origin: High elevations in Ecuador and Peru, 8000 to 12000 feet (2400 to 3600 m)
Growth Habits: Tree-like cactus, up to 13 feet tall (4 m), 10 feet in diameter (3 m); stems up to 20 inches long (50 cm); awl like leaves, up to 5 inches long (12 cm); 1 to 4 spines, up to 3.2 inches long (8 cm);
Watering Needs: Little water
Propagation: from cutting and from seed when available.
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Bunny Ears, is a freely clustering, baby Opuntia with miniature pads. The pads are covered with many snow-white hair-like glochids. Pads will reach 3-6 inches (7.5-15 cm) long by half as wide. Mature plants may reach from 3-6 feet (~1-1.8 m) in height. Our plant in a 10 inch (25 cm) container is only 18 inches (45 cm) tall at 20 years old. They are easy to culture and hardy in the landscape in USDA zones 9-11.
Blooming: In spring, the small 3.6-5 cm yellow flowers are followed by red fruits.
Culture: Opuntia microdasys 'Albata' need full sun to partial shade with a well-drained soil mix. In the greenhouse, we use a soil mix containing 2 parts coarse sand to 1 part loam, with small gravel added to ensure good drainage. The plants are watered and allowed to dry thoroughly before watering again. They are fertilized only once during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer. During the winter months, the plants are moved to a cold room where the temperature is dropped to (5° C). During this period, we water only enough to keep the pads from shriveling.
Propagation: Cuttings taken at any time in the growing season. Remove a pad from the plant and then leave it in a dry shady place for a couple of week to ensure that the base is thoroughly dry and has begun to callous. Pot up into a porous compost. Very easy, rooting within a month..
This year you remove the upper part of some plants that do not produce new plants.
To force the production and to encourage side buds to grow
It take period of time may be from two months to 3 months. To start new growth to get out and sometimes end of the original plant
Use a sharp knife, after cutting a plant at the site highlighted in order to dry the wound
Contrary if exposed to the sun directly to the drought may destroy the rapid deterioration of the plant, including plant and died
تلاحظ بداية نمو البراعم الساكنة وتظهر على هيئة دوائر صوفيةAstrophytum ornatum
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