How to water Opuntia tuna?

We can determine the amount of watering according to the growth state of Opuntia tuna plants.

The leaves and branches of Opuntia tuna plants evolved into needles.

It has fleshy stems and can store a lot of water in its body.

And its skin has strong water retention performance.

In its origin, when it enters the long dry season after the rainy season, it can rely on the water stored in its body to maintain normal life activities.

This forms the characteristic that Opuntia tuna plants are very drought tolerant, but their growth and development period is inseparable from water.

We can first determine the amount of watering according to the growth state of Opuntia tuna plants.

During its vigorous growth, we should always keep the basin soil moist.

It should not be short of water, but it should not accumulate water.

When the temperature is low, its growth becomes slow, so the amount of watering should be reduced.

During its dormancy, we should stop watering.

Plants with aging roots should be watered less and often loosened to increase the permeability of the soil.

This can promote new roots.

Secondly, we can water appropriately according to the soil quality.

For sandy soil with poor water retention performance, we can water more appropriately because its water is easy to evaporate.

For the culture soil with good water retention performance, we should not water too much.

After watering once, we should wait until the basin soil is nearly dry.

In addition, we can also master watering according to climate, environment and other conditions.

In rainy season or when the air humidity is high, we should control watering.

In case of drought, we should keep the basin soil moist.

For film covered flower houses with good moisturizing performance, we should water less.

But for the plants cultivated in the open air, we can properly pour more water.

For large basins, we should wait until the basin soil is nearly dry before watering.

The small basin contains less water, so we can pour more water appropriately.

We’d better water it in the evening or morning.

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