Notocactus Arachnites

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$ 8.90

Notocactus arachnites 

(You will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase. This plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).  

This is an excellent plant for container growing. It always looks good and stays small. It Origin and Habitat: Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul, Serra do Herval
is usually a solitary cactus that sometime forms multi-headed clumps. It is a very close ally.

Stem: Simple, depressed-spherical up to 12 cm tall and 17 cm in diameter, dark green: ribs very low, rounded, with broad chin-like tubercles between the areoles. 

Areoles: Whitish.

Radial spines: 10-14 varable more or less addpressed or slightly projecting, unequal in length, approximatively 5-30 mm long, mostly curved, whitish, yellow-white, grey or pale brown

Central spines: Usually absent or one.

Flowers: Rather variable in size, funnel-shaped, form and colour approx 3,7 cm long, white-yellow to sulphur-yellow (or reddish pink). The corolla tube is covered with wool-white to pale brown bristles. 

Flowers: Spring-summer. 

Fruit: Barrel-shaped, redish, 0,5-1,5 cm long.

Seeds: Cap-shaped, black to 1,4 x 1,4 mm. Hilum corky, seed-coat minutely roughened under a lens.

Cultivation and Propagation: Notocactus arachnites is an easy to grow tropical notocactus, more cold tolerant than most and less fussy regarding soil conditions. 

Growth rate: It is a relatively rapidly growing and easily flowering species that will make clumps given the best conditions. 

Soils: It likes very porous standard cactus mix soil.

Repotting: Use pot with good drainage.

Watering: Water regularly in summer, but do not overwater (Rot prone), keep dry in winter. 

Fertilization: Feed with a high potassium fertilizer in summer. 

Hardiness: Reputedly sensitive to frost, but less so if kept on the dry side prior to, and during, cold weather (hardy to -5° C for short periods). However warmth throughout the year will increase the grower's success (8-12°C during rest season). 

Exposition: Outside bright but partially filtered sunlight or afternoon shade, inside it needs bright light, and some direct sun. Subject to sunburn if exposed to direct sun for too long. Tends to bronze in strong light, which encourages flowering and heavy wool and spine production.

Propagation: Division, direct sow after last frost. Seeds germinate in 7-14 days at 21-27° C in spring, remove the glass cover gradually as the plants develops and keep ventilated, no full sun for young plants! To make a cutting twist off a branch and permit it to dry out a couple of weeks, lay it on the soil and insert the stem end partially into the soil. Try to keep the cutting somewhat upright so that the roots are able to grow downward.




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.

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Colder Regions Warning: We are now offering 72-hour heat packs for an additional $3.00 If your order is $50.00 or more, and if we think that it is necessary, you will get a heat pack free of charge.

To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with extreme severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship.

Care Instructions: Care instructions are included in every package you order.

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