Coryphantha delaetiana grow and care – cactus of the genus Coryphantha also known as Beehive cactus, Coryphantha delaetiana perennial evergreen used as ornamental plant and it’s drought tolerant, can grow in desert, subtropics, mediterranean or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 9b-11 and with the right overwinter care in hardiness zone 9a.
Stem color is green the spine white, the stems in round shape and hive structure.
How to grow Coryphantha delaetiana growing and care:
What is the best way to start growing? Plant / Seed (care explanation bellow)/ Vegetative reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction? No
Difficulties or problems when growing: ?
Recommended planting season? Spring to summer hardiness zone 9-10a, spring to autumn hardiness zone 10b and all year in hardiness zone 11
Pests and diseases: Just for design and dead part
Pruning season: All year
How to prune: Just for design and dead part
Size of the plant: 5-20 cm, 2-8 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition: Slow growing
Water requirement: Small amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full Sun
Is it possible to grow as houseplant? No
Growing is also possible in a pot, planter, flowerpot, containers: Yes, container or clay pot that will be 20-50% bigger (not need deep because the root shallow) for good drainage that important use in the bottom of the container with little rocks like: gravel, lava rocks or pebbles, soil should be cactus potting mix, make holes in the container for good drainage, need to switch the soil after few years, removing the cacti from their pots, take paper and put slowly the plant on the paper, possible to “help” the cactus with the hands better to cover with papers or plastic wrap, after that prepare again the “little rocks” in the bottom, put part of the cactus potting mix, take the plant with and locate it in the new place, if it’s small take the soil mix with spoon and organize it (not to get the spines in hands) if it’s bigger use small garden shovel and squeeze the soil that the cactus will be stable and won’t fall, sometimes when it’s not stable better to add some stick that will hold the cactus.
Bloom season: Summer
General information about the flower Trumpet shape flower, the flowers grow in crown shape in color yellow
How to grow from seeds
Sow in in full sun, better sandy soil or well ventilated soil like cactus potting mix and good drainage is important
Saving seeds and care until sowing: Dry and dark place in room temperature
Sowing season: Spring but possible in autumn and winter in hot climate, in summer put it in full shade, in hardiness zone 10n spring to summer, hardiness zone 11 spring to autumn, hardiness zone 12a all year
Planting spacing: 10-20cm, (4-8 inches)
Depth of Sowing: 0.5cm, (0.25inches)
Conditions for seeds germinate: Moist soil but do not over water and don’t let it dry
Watering requires for Seeds: Small amount of water, lightly moist soil and don’t let it dry
Germination time: 2-6 weeks
Condition of seedling: Full sun and don’t overwater