Fat plants

CACTUS


Question: CACTUS


WHY 'OFTEN HAVE COCHINE', DISINFECT AND THEN COME BACK. MY CACTUSES ARE COVERED BY A ROOF outside in the garden.
FOR FAT PLANTS ALL TYPES OF LAND SUITABLE AI
CACTUS GO WELL OR EVERYONE WANTS IT.
THANKS. I LOOKED TO BE SYNTHETIC I HOPE THAT I WERE EXPLAINED WELL. THANK YOU THANK YOU

Answer: CACTUS


Gentile Marinella,
unfortunately the cacti love to live in a dry environment, to be able to keep them all year round in sunny places without the presence of bad weather, they often live in ideal conditions for the development of the cochineal, which is already starting a parasite that loves so particularly the succulent plants.
As with all parasites, infestations are more evident and harmful in those specimens that are weakened or subjected to stress; and our succulents and cacti, cultivated in pots, in conditions quite different from those of the places of origin, are necessarily subjected to stress.
So there is not much to do, the cochineal will tend to come back, especially in case of climate with dry air, poor air exchange, sporadic watering.
Only white oil, with treatments to be practiced preferably in late winter, and the eventual manual removal of the most modest infestations, can help us.
Most cacti loves to live in very drained and permeable soils, not overly rich; in principle this type of soil is suitable for most succulents.