Turbinicarpus valdezianus var albiflorus - 10 seeds
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This is is one the smallest and slowest growing Turbinicarpus with tiny feathery spines that obscure the body of the plant, it is usually solitary but sometime form clusters of few branches. White flowering form: The population from Matehuala (a.k.a. Turbinicarpus valdezianus var. albiflorus) is characterized by pure white flowers, yellow stamen, and white stigma. This species is not particularly difficult on own roots, but very slow-growing. Soils: It likes very porous standard neutral or slightly alkaline cactus mix soil. Repotting: Use pot with good drainage. Watering: It should be watered during the growing season, but waterings should be rather infrequent to keep the plant compact and avoid it will become excessively elongated and unnatural in appearance. Keep dry in winter or when night temperatures remain below 10° C. Water it less than average if in bigger pots, small pots preferred. Furthermore, it has a tap root, and watering it properly is often difficult because it tends to crack open or rot if over-watered. Careful watering away from the body of the plant will allow the areoles to keep their wool. Fertilization: Feed with a high potassium fertilizer in summer. Hardiness: It is hardy to -4°C for a short period if kept on the dry side prior to, and during, cold weather. However, warmth throughout the year will increase the grower's success (8-12°C during the rest season). Assure good ventilation.