My Ariocarpus flowers are beautiful!
Whats up guys, first of all I want to offer an apology because I recorded the video in Spanish because it is much easier for me this way and I had thought about adding the subtitles in the video, unfortunately due to time and work issues it is not possible for me to do this task right now and I really wanted you to have the opportunity to see this beauty before more time goes by.
In the video I talked about the mix that I use, a 90% mineral and 10% organic soil, I talk about the materials such as pumice stone, tezontle which is lava rock, and worm humus which contributes 10% organic to the mix.
Since early in the morning I was waiting for the flower to open and it did it in a spectacular way, the following pictures were taken during the day so as not to lose detail, I leave them below for you to enjoy.
In the video I also talked about that I had contacted a person to pollinate the Ariocarpus, unfortunately by the time he arrived from work the flowers of his Ariocarpus had already closed and today they didn't open, it is a real shame that this happened, but hopefully next year I will have more specimens in flowering stage.
I also mentioned that I do a monthly fertilization with potassium and phosphorus, and almost nothing of nitrogen, in the next video I will show you the chemical I use and the quantities I use, regarding the mix I mentioned that with a good substrate we shouldn't be afraid that our plants will die because of excess of humidity, for example my ariocarpus was two months exposed to the constant rain of the season, but the sun and the wind, in addition to the good substrate, didn't allow the water to stagnate, my Ariocarpus was happy, you already saw it in its flowering.
I forgot to mention that I have also added construction lime to the mix, I hope to talk about that in the next video, I hope you enjoyed it and as we agreed @nikv and @ewkaw I mention you so you don't miss this show.