Sun: Full sun to light shade
Water: Typical water needs for a succulent
Temperature: Zone 9a from 20° F to 25° F (-6.7 ° C to -3.9° C) to Zone 11b from 45° F to 50° F (7.2° C to 10° C)
Winter Survival: Not cold hardy
Propagation: cuttings, seeds, grafting
Flower: in the late Summer or Fall
Flower Type: Violet, pink
Toxic: Generally non-toxic to humans and animals
Space Requirement: Unknown - Tell us
Common Problems: No major pests
Basc Care for Pelecyphora aselliformis crest
Regular watering period should be every 2 weeks
You can water your succulent more than often in extreme conditions but make sure that the soil is completely dry before watering your succulent again.
Only feed this succulent during its active growing seasons which means Unknown - Tell us. Use the right fertilizer applied in the right amounts. Applying half-strength balanced fertilizer every month or so is recommended for optimal results.
Do not fertilize during winter as the plant is dormant.
Sun & Location Requirements for "Woodlouse Cactus, Hatchet Cactus"
To ensure Pelecyphora aselliformis crest is healthy and thriving, make sure it gets full sun to light shade daily. Look for a spot that gets around 6 hours of direct sunlight each day, with a maximum of 5 hours of shade. This will help your succulent reach its full potential!
As per this succulent profile, it is only able to stay healthy when the environment temperature is above the range of zone 9a from 20° F to 25° F (-6.7 ° C to -3.9° C).
When temperatures drop below freezing, it is important to take precautions to protect Pelecyphora aselliformis crest from the cold. Insulating and providing adequate drainage for the plant are key elements in helping it survive winter weather. Wind and sun exposure should also be minimized to prevent frost damage.
Pelecyphora aselliformis crest also benefits from some indirect light throughout the day as well, so make sure you give it enough space to soak up light without becoming too exposed to heat.
One way to propagate Pelecyphora aselliformis crest is by cutting
Pelecyphora aselliformis crest propagates easily from seeds, however it's important to look for healthy ones which are plump, dark in color and slightly sticky when touched. To start the propagation process, mix a soil mixture with well-draining potting mix then sow the seeds evenly and press them lightly into the surface. Finally, water the soil using a spray bottle and place it in bright but indirect light to ensure germination.
Grafting is an effective way to propagate Pelecyphora aselliformis crest. It involves carefully cutting and splicing two plants together, creating a strong fusion between the two. This ensures that the plant can grow in a healthy manner, with minimal risk of damage to either part.
Pelecyphora aselliformis crest is generally non-toxic to humans and animals. However, the plant may contain certain toxins which can cause mild skin irritation if it is ingested or comes in contact with skin. Therefore, it is important to keep the plant away from children and pets for safety reasons.
Pests and Diseases
Pelecyphora aselliformis crest is not affected too much by common pests and diseases like most of the other succulents.
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