Introduction to Sub-Surface Cactus Plants
Type 6 - Sub-surface Cacti. The body is buried under the surface of the soil with only the top exposed.
Blossfeldia liliputana, Ariocarpus, Gymnocalycium,
Escobaria, Obregonia, Strombocactus, Pelycyphora. These types of cacti
take full advantage of their environment. Most of their bodies burried
below the soil surface during drought periods in the desert. They
camouflage themselves to look like their surrounding environment. When
the rain pass through they soak up the moisture like a sponge. The body
expands and rises above the surface and looks very healthy. This is the
state most hobbiest keep the plant in.
|Gymnocalycium bodenbenderianum||Ariocarpus retusus||Obregonia||Escobaria nellieae|
A Neat Flickr Slideshow of Ariocarpus Fissuratus We Have Had Before.