Ferocactus diguetii (HIBRIDO) fma. variegada

Ferocactus > Ferocactus diguetii (HIBRIDO) fma. variegada

Fotografía tomada por Avonia

Fotografía tomada por Avonia

Fotografía tomada por Avonia

Variegated ferocactus are very rare in cultivation and some of these plants are a particular prise for collectors. All varieties are mutants. Something has gone wrong with the cell structure of the growth tip, apical meristem, of the plant. As a result of this mutation, chlorophyll is lacking in some or all of the layers of the epidermis of the plant. Variegated plants grow more slowly and are generally smaller. Coloured areas are also generally weaker and more susceptible to fungus, sunburn, and other defects. Because the variety is due to the presence of two types of plant tissue, the propagation of the plant must be done using a vegetative propagation method that preserves both types of tissue together. A more common way to grow these partially discoloured cultivars is to graft them onto another cactus that has chlorophyll and that provides sugar to the mutant cutting. The lower part of the chlorophyll-containing graft, called the broth, can be any number of different columnar cactus species.

Grow them in half shade or under the filtered sun. Cannot tolerate prolonged exposure to direct sunlight.
The lowest temperature (ºC) supported by this cactus is on average:: 7

In moderation during spring and summer and keep it perfectly dry in winter.

seeds, grafting or cuttings

Use a well permeable mineral substrate with little organic matter (peat, humus).


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Scientific name:
Ferocactus diguetii (HIBRIDO) fma. variegada
Cultivar producido en vivero.

There are 3 Ferocactus diguetii (HIBRIDO) fma. variegada in the collections:
Collecion de cesarschuster Collecion de Avonia Collecion de antoniajesus