Ariocarpus are desert plants that grow mostly in Mexico. These geophytes are commonly called“living rocks” due to their ability to mimic the surrounding geology and blend in.
This particular plant is an Ariocarpus retusus var. furfuraceous, known for tubercles with nearly equilateral triangular shapes. Retusus is the largest and fastest growing species of Ariocarpus. This plant is over 15 years old.
Like most xerophytes from Mexico, this cultivar grows best in a high-mineral mix and requires infrequent watering.
This plant thrives in light shade although it can be acclimated to full sun.
Overwatering can cause the plant to split or rot! These go dormant in the winter months and will bloom just before. You can water lightly once a month during the winter.
We love the pot’s bubble motif paired with thestacked tubercles of the Ariocarpus. Glossy white glaze on the top one third makes a nice break between the naturally coarse clay body and the Ariocarpus.
✓high fired stoneware
✓drainage hole in the bottom
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