Trichocereus — care at home


Among gardeners is possible to allocate a separate group that includes fans of cacti.

And their collections are sure to meet the instance, something similar to the ribbed green «candle», covered with spines and soft fuzz.

It is due to its appearance Trichocereus (and we are talking about him) got its name. This cactus is native from the southern regions of America, is well settled in our latitudes. And good for him, care to please its hosts of beautiful flowers.

Trichocereus — care at home

 Location and lighting

Trichocereus is a big fan of sunlight, and is not afraid of his direct rays. So the flower pot with the cactus is safely placed in the open South window. There you can leave it in the winter.

But apart from good lighting to trichocereus at home and needed fresh air. So ventilate the room you need to regularly at any time of the year.


The optimum temperature for heat-loving plants — +22-25°C. But in the summer it will exceed these parameters, not scary – a cactus can easily withstand such an upgrade.

In winter, if you wish to pause the active plant growth, trichocereus better to move to a room where the temperature is maintained at +8-10°C.

Trichocereus watering and humidity

As trichocereus belongs to the genus cactus, abundant watering for it would be more harmful than helpful.

Therefore, moisten the soil should be no more than once a week. In winter, the intervals between waterings should be brought to 20 days.

Thus it is better to avoid getting moisture on the cactus. And the room should provide a lower humidity.


In the period of active growth (spring to autumn) trichocereus at home requires additional power.

But to bring the soil should only fertilizers specifically designed for cacti. Feeding is carried out 1 time per 30 days, strictly observing the instructions on the package.

Transplantation and propagation

Transplanted trichocereus every 2 years, regardless of the age of the plant. In the larger flower pot to the substrate for cacti should add superphosphate or crushed pieces of old plaster.

The first watering after the transplant, the plants on the 5th day. As trichocereus actively blossoms and bears fruit, its seeds suitable for reproduction. But most are bred cactus cuttings before the growing season.

Pest trichocereus and fight with them

Trichocereus at home more prone to diseases than are suffering from


pests. And these diseases result to improper care for the cactus.

The main pest that plagues trichocereus – mealybug. To fight him you need using insecticides, which are uniformly sprayed on the trunk of the plant.

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