Fat plants

Lobivia shaferi


Generalitа


Native to northern Argentina. Lovibia is the anagram of Bolivia. It includes seventy-five species of perennials of medium size, rounded or cylindrical, with ribs divided into tubercles bristling with thorns.
They are grown for bright colored flowers.
The flowers: bright yellow or red bell-shaped flowers bloom in summer and last a few days.

Light




well lit by indirect light;

Lobivia famatimensisor echinopsis densispina


Stem: cylindrical trunk with ribs covered with whitish thorns.
The flowers: funnel-shaped, about five centimeters long, yellow in color, they bloom numerous throughout the summer. They last only a few days. There are various cutivars with flowers of different colors.

Exposure


in the sun even in winter with good air exchange.
Temperature: it must never fall below ten degrees during the cold season.

Watering


you need to water only when the soil is dry.
The stem should not be wetted because it causes rot. Watering stops entirely between November and March.

Ground


special soil for cacti or a peat-based compound with half the volume of coarse river sand;

Fertilizing


from May to September a liquid fertilizer for cactaceae diluted in the water of watering.

Multiplication


it is sown in March at a temperature of twenty-one degrees. Between March and October, the buds come off and they are potted after being dried for three days.

Lobivia shaferi: Parasites


the plants are attacked by scale insects that cover them with a whitish fluff infesting even the roots, this causes growth to stop.