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Tephrocactus – free download book


Michael Kießling & Josef Pöschl – Tephrocactus and other prickly pears

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Cactus Explorer N13- free download journal

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The Cactus Explorer is a free online journal available as a pdf download. It is available to everyone, there is no membership required.
New issue 13 publishes information about Schlumbergera, new discovered Espostoa cremnophila. You can try a lot of useful information there.
Good read!

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Escobaria – Spinystar

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“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.”  Muhammad Ali

It’s a perfect plant for small collection and cold climate.

Escobaria(pincushion cactus or foxtail cactus) is low-growing genus of succulent plants the family Cactaceae ( about 25 species), it is native to the desert areas (Canada and southeastern United States, Mexico). It was discovered in 1923. It is very suitable for the collectors who don’t have much space: they are a small globose plants with beauty flowers (purple, pink, red, green and yellow) and very elegant. Tha plant is not easy to cultivat because it suffers from humidity. It need of the very soft soil . I put only 1/5 part of the organic material. The plant is small with a strong roots (need a deep pot).Do not water  in winter and keep it in a dry place. It is esistant to low temperatures. In summer put it in bright (not direct sunlight) place. My plants get morning sun.

There is a free-download

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and the article by Forest Service

Now I must repotting a dozen of Escobaria!

E’ una pianta perfetta per piccole collezione e clima fredda.

Escobaria è un genere di piante succulente della famiglia Cactaceae; comprende circa 25 specie ed è originario delle zone desertiche (Canada e Stati Uniti sud-orientali, Messico). Era scoperta nel 1923. Il genere molto adatto per il collezionisti che non hanno molto spazio:  sono le piante piccole di forma globosa con i fiori piccoli, colorati (viola, rosa, rosso, verde ed anche giallastro) ed eleganti. Non è una pianta di facile coltivazione perché  soffre di umidità ambientale. Richiede il terriccio molto drenante e io metto solo 1/5 parte del materiale organico. Le piante sono piccole con un apparato radicale molto sviluppato (serve un contenitore molto profondo).Non bagnare mai in inverno e tenere in un posto asciutto. Resistente alle temperature basse. In estate tenere in un posto luminoso ma no al sole diretto. Le mie piante prendono sole del mattino.

C’è un libro da scaricare gratis

e leggere l’articolo di Forestale US

Adesso devo rinvasare una decina di Escobaria!

Ready new number of Schuetziana – download free

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NEWS NEWS NEWS NEWS NEWS NEWS!!!!The new number of Schuetziana is on line! In this number Wolfgang Pasch makes a very deep analysis of Gymnocalycium platense, a species that was never clearly understood. His study allowed him to correctly refer this name to plants growing in the Sierras Bayas, in the province of Buenos Aires. As usual, you can freeely download this very interesting article on