Pediocactus, genere poco diffuso ma ideale per la coltivazione all’aperto anche in inverno

Per chi apprezza la coltivazione “wild”, ossia spartana e volta a ottenere esemplari simili a quelli in habitat, il genere Pediocactus è ideale. Le specie appartenenti a questo genere sono di piccole dimensioni e non richiedono dunque grandi spazi, inoltre regalano facilmente fioriture abbondanti e molto vistose. Soprattutto, si prestano alla coltivazione all’esterno anche in condizioni proibitive per molte altre cactacee. Anche qui nel Nord Italia, ad esempio, è possibile tenere all’esterno i Pediocactus tutto l’anno, esposti a tutte le intemperie. Dunque in terriccio bagnato anche durante i mesi invernali e senza correre il rischio che le piante marciscano o soffrano, anzi.

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Sperimentare sempre e annotare tutto: ecco come si smontano le convinzioni errate sui cactus

David Rubbo incarna perfettamente la figura del coltivatore curioso e coraggioso. Sperimenta in continuazione, non si accontenta dei “si dice” e trae conclusioni solo da ciò che ha testato personalmente. E non ama le vie di mezzo: o una cosa funziona come deve o ricomincia daccapo.

Nell’intervista che segue, la cui lettura consiglio a tutti i cactofili, David ci mostra una prospettiva del tutto inedita riguardo all’approccio alla coltivazione, a base di curiosità, coraggio e continua voglia di superare i limiti di ciò che si è appreso sino ad ora.

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