Huernia Pillansii is found in the Republic of South Africa, Cape Province (Western Cape, Eastern Cape). There are about 80 species in the family. Distinct species, and also unique bristle-covered stems. The short erect or ascending, subglobose when young, becoming narrowly ovate or cylindric. The flowers of Huernia Pillansii can be cup-like tubes mostly facing upwards with a color of dark red mostly and dark hairs. Filtered sunlight also regular watering in their growing season and allow rest in winter. Pot in cactus mixed with extra perlite or pumice. A gritty, very free-draining compost is suitable, and clay pots help the plants to dry out between watering. Re-pot every 2 years.
Australian Desert Blooms Nursery is producing many more cacti, cactus, and succulents for you to buy online. If anytime this cactus is out of stock know for sure that it will be back as quickly as possible. As we produce all our own stock here in Ipswich near Brisbane.
Watch your Huernia for the first couple of months to check if they are happy where they are.
The Huernia requires more sunlight if it looks like growing out of shape. Burning is a common fact when having new plants. Best to gradually give them more sunlight as the weeks go by. Instead of placing it in straight sunlight.
Allow them to sit for a week before giving them a good drink. Depending on the season. Make sure they dry out completely before watering again. Don’t forget to give them a spray with soapy water to keep the bugs off them. And provide very good ventilation.
All photos have been taken in their natural growing conditions and no adjustments to the photos have been made for selling purposes. Photos displayed are to be used as a guide only, as the plants you received may vary in size and shape. The largest size we have available at the point of sale will be provided. A name tag will be wrapped with your plant for easy identification.
All Huernia are sent bare-rooted with no soil or pot and also wrapped in paper. Posted on Monday to Wednesday each week and sent by Australia post service. Sent express post for any size parcel.
More Varieties of Huernia in the shop for sale.
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