Como elegir el sustrato para cactus y crasas.

The substrate

Fleshy plants thrive on any type of soil provided it is light and permeable. These qualities prevent the water from becoming stagnant, which would cause a of rotting of the roots, and later of the whole plant.

In general, two types of compound are recommended as follows, firstly:
  • 1 part of sand well washed and with small gravel parts.
  • 1 part of good soil, rich in humus (i.e. mulch rich in organic elements), which is easily recognized by its chestnut color.
  • 1 part of good soil, rich in humus (i.e. mulch rich in organic elements), which is easily recognized by its chestnut color.
  • 5% charcoal powder that is added as an antiseptic, i.e. to prevent parasites.

TSecondly, a compound mixed as:
  • 2 parts of washed river sand.
  • 2 parts of heather or chestnut ground prepared.
  • 1 part of pulverized debris from demolition materials of homes plastered with lime.
  • 5% charcoal powder.

The compound of these lands must be very homogeneous, and it is preferable to prepare it two or three months before using it. Once a month, you should give it a full turn. You should not let it be exposed to violent rains, which could result in the loss its main nutrients.

Of course there are already prepared mixtures that can be purchased and that for many species work very well. But nevertheless, It is always good to consult the special care for each species before deciding which soil to use.







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