Hechtia for sale – Easy plant to grow, grown for the ornamental leaves that can be colored and for the flowers, planting season in spring to autumn, better to buy plant or another option to start from seeds yet more challenging.
Hechtia – information before buying:
Growing information: perennial plant, growing hardiness zone: 10b+, but mostly grown as house plant, water needed – average amount, light conditions – full sun to partial shade, height: 10-40 cm, 4-16 inches.
Blooming in the summer to autumn in red or bowl shaped flowers that appear in white color and grow on separate plants.
Alternative names: Bakerantha
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Origin – Mexico
Location – Sunlight
Here are some growing tips:
Soil – well-drained
Temperature – should be between 20 and 30°C (68 to 86°F) in the day time. There should be a strong temperature swing between the day and the night.
Propagation – from seed but really slow growth rate, by division
Watering – water regularly during the active growth phase in spring and summer. In the winter wtare your plant carefully. Allow the soil to dry out between two waterings.
Pests and diseases – Mealybugs