In late Spring, on the upper part of the stem, a beautiful pink flower sprouts, with numerous petals distinct from each other, which then turns into a fruit that contains up to 7 seeds.
Yavia cryptocarpa is formed by a single cylindrical stem or rarely, two or more stems, tightly packed, growing close together, and they are very small: their maximum diameter in the natural habitat reaches 25 millimeters! The upper part of these stems is flattened with a Read more
Keep dry as soon as the temperature starts dropping, and keep it perfectly dry in winter at 40 to 60 °F (5 to 15 °C). Y. cryptocarpa needs to be kept in a cool place during winter rest and can tolerate sporadic frost if kept Read more
Kept this way, plants will show a healthy, although slow growth. They are frost hardy to -10°C. Propagation: By seeds, remembering that seedlings dislike strong light and dry conditions and need to be repotted frequently.
Yavia cryptocarpa needs a lot of light and a low degree of humidity in the air. They can also be grown outside: they can withstand temperatures as low as -10ºC.
Exposure: They need a good amount of light shade to full sun this help to keep the plants healthy, although slow growth. Watering: Water sparingly from March till October (weekly during summertime, if the weather is sunny enough) , with a little fertilizer added.
This cactus is very susceptible to rot and therefore requires well-drained soil. Use a potting mix that is labeled for cacti or succulents. Water during the growing period and let the soil dry out between waterings.
cryptocarpa is usually propagated by seed. It is often grafted to accelerate growth, as they would generally take at least a decade to reach maturity on their own.
You will need to plant your Yavia in deep pots and a well-draining substrate with a strong mineral component. Yavia grow little and very slowly: they are perfect to be grown in pots.
It prefers an exposure to bright light. It easily withstands any temperature, it can even resist down to -10 °C in dry soil conditions. Water weekly in summer, making sure the soil is dry before proceeding with a new watering. Decrease watering in winter, even Read more
Notes: Yavia is a very strange cactus that might be related with Cintia, Blossfeldia, Weingartia and Neowerdermannia. Cultivation and Propagation: The plants need deep pots to accommodate the napiform unit formed by the stem base and the rootstock , and a loose mineral soil with Read more
It easily withstands any temperature, it can even resist down to -10 °C in dry soil conditions. Water weekly in summer, making sure the soil is dry before proceeding with a new watering. Decrease watering in winter, even up to once every 1-2 months.
In late Spring, on the upper part of the stem, a beautiful pink flower sprouts, with numerous petals distinct from each other, which then turns into a fruit that contains up to 7 seeds. Yavia cryptocarpa is part of a monospecific genus, Yavia, whose only Read more
Yavia cryptocarpa is a species of cactus (family Cactaceae) and the only species of the newly discovered genus Yavia. The genus is named after Argentina's department Yavi, Jujuy Province, where the plant is endemic to sparsely vegatated rocky slopes. The plant is also sometimes put Read more
In summer, you need to water them about once a week, always waiting for the soil to dry completely before each watering: the drying of the soil can be facilitated by placing your Yavia in the upper part of the greenhouse, so that the warm Read more
Cultivation: Well-draining substrate, exposure full sun, watering regularly in Summer and suspended in Winter. Curiosity: Yavia cryptocarpa is among the rarest cacti in the world!
Habitat: This species grows only in a very small area on the border between Argentina and Bolivia, in the province of Jujui, at heights of 3700 meters above sea level. Cultivation: Well-draining substrate, exposure full sun, watering regularly in Summer and suspended in Winter.