Cactus is one of the most common and easiest indoor plants to care for. He earned his popularity several decades ago and throughout all this time holds the love of many of our compatriots. One of the most popular varieties of this plant are round (they are also called spherical) cacti, which include a large number of subspecies.
A distinctive feature of cacti is the presence of needles. Consider the most popular varieties of round cacti.
These cacti are considered quite exotic, as they are found only in the mountains of Ecuador and Peru. These succulents have a rounded shape only at the beginning of their growth and development, and in adulthood they change it to a columnar one.
Spherical Espostoa have an original trait that distinguishes them from other plants in this group. So, on the surface of the plant there is a fluffy fringe, which is formed by the accumulation of a huge amount of white woolly hairs.
Similar cacti can grow at home. However, it is important to note that in such a situation they are not able to bloom.
This variety combines 25 genera, which naturally grow in countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, etc. The maximum plant height is 1 meter. A distinctive characteristic of such cacti is the intense ribbing. At the top of the ribs there are thorns of different colors: from red to yellow.
Notocactus attracts many lovers of such plants engaged in their breeding at home. This is due to the fact that the flowers of the plant have extraordinary beauty. Flowers can be colored in orange or yellow and have the shape of a bell.
This plant is one of the most original and unusual in its appearance. This cactus is quite large in size. It should be said that the cultivation of this cactus is prohibited.
The thing is that the juice of this plant, when consumed excessively, can cause hallucinations, therefore it is perceived as a drug.
Cactus parody is one of the most striking and unusual representatives of this genus of plants. This is a typical representative of home cacti. It blooms from a young age. Not only thorns, but dense white hairs come out of the cactus. The flowers are located at the top of the plant and in appearance look a bit like chamomile, having a light yellow color. However, a thin red branch emerges from the center of the flower, giving a zest to the appearance of the succulent.
This ornamental plant has a very attractive and unusual appearance. Thanks to the long colored spines of the cactus, which braid the succulent all over, the people got the second, more poetic name - “Golden Ball”.
Loving is a small, delicate and sophisticated cactus.
The highlight of the plant is pink-white flowers, which succulent releases from its top during flowering.
The red flowers of Rebucia immediately attract attention. If you do not look closely, it is difficult to guess what such a bright and unusual plant is in nature an ordinary round cactus.
This species is a favorite and favorite of all novice gardeners. It blooms quite intensively, and in the care is completely unpretentious.
How to care?
Despite the fact that succulents are one of the most unpretentious plants to care for, in order for them to actively grow and develop, and also have the opportunity to bloom, it is necessary to follow simple rules and adhere to the general recommendations of specialists.
As for watering, cacti do not require a large amount of water. Do not overdo the amount and frequency of applying the liquid to the soil where the cactus grows - otherwise the roots of the plant will rot and it will die.
The soil in which you grow a cactus should be quite loose, which will ensure that enough air gets into the roots of the plant, which means that natural aeration processes will be carried out.
Another requirement is a sufficient amount of lighting. These succulents prefer natural sunlight, but for lack of it, it can be content with artificial lighting.
It can be noted that for the optimal development of a cactus at home, you must try to create conditions that are as close as possible to the conditions of the natural environment in which such succulents live.
Cacti are plants surrounded by a halo of mystery and mystery. Consider some interesting facts related to such plants.
- Cactus is not only a popular ornamental plant, but also a product of the food industry. In many countries of the world it is used as an independent snack or used as an ingredient in salad.
- It is believed that succulents have the ability to absorb negative energy, so they are often placed next to the door.
- Many are sure that in addition to negative energy, cacti can absorb harmful radiation, so they are often placed near computers or other electronic devices.
Thus, it is possible to announce the fact that round cacti are quite popular flowers. This prevalence is due to the rather attractive appearance of succulents, as well as their unpretentiousness and undemanding care.
Often, gardeners begin their careers with breeding with just such plants - they are quite simple to grow.
Cactus transplant tips see below