Opuntia Reticulata (Cobra)

Opuntia Reticulata (Cobra)

$98.00 inc. GST

Pot Size: 8cm(Ø) x 8cm(H)

Overall Height approximately (16cm)

POT COLOR AND SIZE MAY VARY AND CHANGE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY
ALL MEASUREMENTS ARE APPROXIMATE AND MAY VARY

Opuntia Reticulata (Cobra)

  • Also known as prickly pears, they are a subgroup of Opuntia, identified by their wide, flat, branching pads, and are often called nopal cactus or paddle cactus.
  • Most varieties have a combination of detachable spines and tufts of barbed bristles (glochids) that can cause significant allergic skin reactions.
SOIL - Try our recommended Organic Soil
  • All cacti need well-draining soil.
  • Achieve this is by adding horticultural-grade sand and grit to the compost component of the soil.
  • A good starting ratio for the mix’s components is one-third compost, one-third horticultural-grade sand, and one-third grit.
  • If the soil in your current container takes longer than a minute to drain, consider repotting with a potting soil designed specifically for cacti and succulents.
FERTILIZER - Try our recommended Organic Fertilizer
  • During the growing season, a balanced fertilizer, which has been diluted to 1/4 strength, can be added to the water for each watering.
  • A balanced fertilizer is one that has roughly equal proportions of Nitrogen, Phosphorous, and Potassium.
  • A 10-10-10 fertilizer diluted to 1/4 strength is ideal.
LIGHT
  • Most cacti like bright light, but not all can tolerate intense, direct sunlight, especially in conjunction with high temperatures.
  • The intensity of the light that a plant will thrive in depends on the species.
  • A plant that is grown in optimal light conditions will “look normal” (unstressed), and is more likely to flower than one grown in sub-optimal lighting conditions.
WATER
  • While growing, cacti should be watered at least once a week.
  • During each watering, give the soil a good soaking, so that water runs out of the ‘drainage holes’ of the pots.

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