Quando il cactus “fila”: che cos’è l’eziolatura, come si previene e come contenere il danno

A chi non è capitato almeno una volta di osservare in qualche ufficio, in un appartamento o anche in vivai non specializzati quei cactus a forma di cono, con spine sottili e il fusto verde pallido? Cactus con la base tondeggiante e l’apice allungato, assottigliato, al punto da dare alla pianta una forma quasi piramidale. Il coltivatore alle prime armi può pensare che sia quello il normale portamento della pianta, ma il coltivatore con un minimo di esperienza – o anche solo dotato di spirito critico – solitamente inorridisce di fronte a piante simili. Al limite può intristirsi, perché sa bene che quello non è affatto il normale portamento della cactacea, ma semplicemente l’esito di quella che tecnicamente è chiamata “eziolatura” (anche “eziolamento”) o, comunemente, “filatura”. A proposito, le foto in alto e quelle a corredo di questo articolo sono di piante in un vivaio e non mie, ci tengo a chiarirlo subito!

Perché ad alcuni cactus capita questa sorte? Come evitare l’eziolatura e come distinguerla dalla normale crescita o da una crescita semplicemente difforme dal normale? E’ possibile rimediare al danno causato dalla filatura di un cactus? A queste domande diamo una risposta nell’articolo che segue. (…)

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In pieno sole, in serra o sul balcone: l’importanza della luce e dell’aria per far crescere bene i cactus

La luce è fondamentale per ogni essere vivente, a partire dalle piante. E’ un’ovvietà, ma da questo non si può prescindere se vogliamo coltivare al meglio cactus e piante succulente in genere. Piante, oltretutto, che nella maggior parte dei casi vogliono molte ore di luce al giorno; in alcuni casi luce diretta o comunque non filtrata, in altri luce non diretta ma ugualmente intensa. Ci sono infatti piante succulente che, se collocate in pieno sole, rallentano la crescita, si scottano e arrivano anche a morire. Al contrario, molte piante grasse e molti cactus, se non ricevono la giusta quantità di luce diretta, avranno una crescita stentata, con spine deboli e fusti allungati.

In questo articolo vediamo cosa dobbiamo sapere riguardo alla giusta esposizione dei cactus e delle succulente in generale. A chiusura dell’articolo è anche disponibile una tabella riassuntiva sul tipo di esposizione di cui necessitano le principali famiglie di piante grasse.

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