It is a little bit hard to maintain the health of echinopsis Peruviana. Since you plan to cultivate it in your home, there are some important tips that you should pay attention to them.
Echinopsis is the name of cacti’s genus which the majority of them live in South America. Actually, there are two main tribes of echinopsis genus, they are Trichocerceus and Lobivia. The one which able to grow indoors is lobivia. They have a smaller size even if it has reached its maturity.
In general, echinopsis genus is small, round shaped with sharp spines and colorful day-flowers.
The Ideal Condition To Please Echinopsis
Echinopsis have the common characteristic like any other cactus species when it comes to watering term. Make sure the soil in the planter has become nearly dry before you do another watering. Do not water them in winter, spraying them with a little portion would be enough to keep them healthy.
Echinopsis likes a strong light during their growing season. You might move it outdoor to get a good intensity of sunlight. But be careful of direct sunlight as it will get a chance to scorching.
Good drainage under the soil is required. Since the soil is not allowed to sit too long in the water, you might have to make sure that there is a drainage hole under your planter.
As to where in the watering job, fertilizer is also given in the growing season. While it is suspended during the winter season.
Transplanting Echinopsis To Another Planter
Repotting job is a normal requirement in the cacti cultivation world. It is highly recommended to transplant your cacti in a warm season. Make sure to let the water dry before repot your plant, so it will be easier to knock away the soil around the root. After cleaning any rotted and dead root, spread the roots on the soil surface. Cover them with another layer of soil.
Do not water the cacti immediately after the transplantation. The main problem in the watering term is that when it goes too much, the plant will easily rot.
Cut offsets close to the stem, the closer the cut to the main plant, the better it is. Let the sap dried in several days. Then, move the cut to a fast-draining cacti soil. If you can successfully keep the soil moist and warm, it is just a matter of a week before the new root starts to sprout out.
The key to any cactus treatment success is the watering job. Once you have mastered it, you can grow any different cacti species without too much trouble. It is what we called as art of watering.