Aylostera — care at home
Almost every house is decorated with plants.
They have not only aesthetic function, but also give us clean air, which is so necessary for our body.
For those who love the vases, but is not able to care for them, there exists an optimal variant — cacti.
There are many types, but a special place among them takes Aylostera.
This plant blends harmoniously into any interior. Aylostera — small cactus with brightly colored flowers.
This plant belongs to the family of cacti. This kind of comparison has some types — only 14, most of them decorative cacti.
To us, they came from Northern Argentina and Bolivia. This species is very similar to the kind Rebutia.
The similarity lies in the fact that Rebutia and Aylostera are egg-shaped and covered with small needles.
This tiny plant will always enjoy its incredible beauty, especially care for her is very simple.
Aylostera heat-loving plant, so he needs more sunlight. But this cactus cannot be left under the open sun because it may burn.
Aylostera able to withstand drought, but this does not mean that the plant can be left without water. In summer the plant should be watered more frequently, but do not fill, otherwise you may receive rot on the roots.
To drain excess moisture on the bottom of the flower pot is placed drainage layer. Despite the fact that the cactus likes the heat, it blooms in winter.
The best temperature for him: in winter 10÷ 12°C, summer optimally 20÷22°C. Grows slowly, so transplant allostery need not more than once in three or four years.
Also recommended the plant from spring to autumn to feed a special formula once a month, but during the rest period, fertilizing should be discontinued.
This files most often at home grow two kinds of Allostery — of Aylostera Kupper and Aylostera monokrona.
Accordingly, these two species are ornamental, their flowers are red, even bright red.
Trunk Allostery like cylindricity, height from 3 to 5 cm, of the areola located on the stem — from 7 to 15 radial and 1 to 4 major spines.
Radial spines allostery the dwarf and yellow and over time they get a light white tone. The second type of Central spines vaguely brown.
If You want to propagate the plant, it is best to do with seeds that are in the ripe fruit.