Saturday, 10 December 2016

Cephalocereus Senilis OLD-MAN CACTUS Plant Care Guide

This is the post about  Cephalocereus Senilis which is also known as  OLD-MAN CACTUS and here is the how you can grow it and  Cephalocereus Senilis OLD-MAN CACTUS  care propagation method and  Cephalocereus Senilis OLD-MAN CACTUS  house plant photos potted and indoor plant image.
 OLD-MAN CACTUS Plant

The common name for this cactus is derived from the long, fine white hairs that shroud the fleshy columnar body and hide the sharp spines beneath them. 

The hairs serve to protect the plant from the sun, and the brighter the light, the denser they will be. When the hairs become discolored, they may be washed in a weak solution of detergent, using a soft brush such as a shaving brush or paint brush. 

This will remove any dirt, but not the darkening of the hairs due to age.

The flowers, which are red and white, seldom form on potted plants and appear only on older specimens. These cacti are very slow growing, adding perhaps lin/2.5cm a year.
                Cephalocereus Senilis OLD-MAN CACTUS Plant

FACT FILE

ORIGIN Mexico.

HEIGHT To 12in/30cm or more.

POTTING MIX Soil- or peat-moss-based with added perlite or coarse sand in the ratio of 2:1.

REPOTTING If roots have filled the pot, move the plant into a pot one size larger in spring. Older plants may be top-dressed instead.

PROPAGATION Only by sowing seed in spring.

KEEPING PLANTS These plants look best massed with other cacti in a cactus garden.

 Cephalocereus Senilis OLD-MAN CACTUS Plant

 Cephalocereus Senilis OLD-MAN CACTUS PlantPLANT CARE


  • Direct sunlight. 
  • A minimum temperature of 40°F/4°C in winter; otherwise, normal room temperature. 
  • Allow the surface of the potting mix to dry out completely between waterings; water only enough during the winter rest period to prevent the plant shriveling. 
  • Be careful not to splash the hairs when watering. 
  • Apply a high-potash liquid fertilizer every 3 weeks between spring and fall.

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