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Lobivia arachnacantha torrecillasense is native to Southern South America and belongs to the Cactaceae family. The succulent is known to be spider web shaped with small clusters of stems. It goes dormant in the cold season and can grow up to a maximum height of 6 inches.
The cactus is primarily slow growing and takes years to mature. Additionally, its location & current climate determine the growing speed of Lobivia.
The flowers of this cactus are extremely showy and are often larger than the plant itself. The blooming period is from spring to summer, and you will love the yellow to yellow-orange flowers.
Watering and Feeding
You can water the plant regularly during all seasons except winter. However, do not overwater and let the soil dry completely in between waterings. You do not need to feed the plant since it takes most of its nutrients from the soil.
Since Lobivia arachnacantha is very sensitive to the soil, it needs a mic that drains very well and does not retain too much moisture. Add lots of perlite or vermiculite to the soil mix.
Since Lobivia thrives and mostly prefers hot temperatures, it has a hardiness zone of 11. The plant is a little frost hardy, and this is seen in its frost tolerance of -4° C
The more direct and bright sunlight the succulent receives, the better. If you are planting Lobivia indoors, place it less than a foot away from a south-facing window for maximum growth potential.
You can propagate Lobivia arachnacantha torrecillasense through woody stem cuttings. Make sure you allow the surface to be callous over properly before planting.