(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. All of our plants are grown under the same conditions, although not all the plants are the same. You will receive a similar plant in size and shape to the ones in the pictures. Our plants are hand-picked and carefully selected to bring you the best quality possible. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note at the checkout . The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).
Soil: Use a very a particularly draining substratum, as it is very sensitive to rotting. Let the soil dry out between waterings.
Repotting: Repot in the spring, when their roots become cramped. Generally, they should be repotted every other year in order to provide fresh soil. After repotting, do not water for a week or more. Needs a large pot to accommodate a large root system.
Water: In summer, during the vegetative period, it must be regularly watered, but allowing the substratum to completely dry up before irrigating again (but do not overwater). In winter, it’s to be kept dry. Preferable not to water on overcast days, humid days or cold winter days.
Hardiness: It is a quite frost resistant cactus, hardy to -5° C (- 10° C if very dry). However, in cultivation it is better not to expose it to temperatures lower than 0° C.
Exposure: Outside full sun or afternoon shade, inside needs bright light, and some direct sun. But does not care for extremely high temperatures in summer
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Common Name||Echinopsis saltensis subsp. Schreiteri|
|Frost Tolerance||-5° C (- 10° c if very dry)|
|Hardiness Zone||10a to 11|
|Height||Under 6 in. (15 Cm)|
|Scientific Name||Lobivia schreiteri|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun to light shade|