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E. grusonii is a wonderful popular plant for adding texture, color and shape to landscapes.
The striking round shape and the dramatic golden bright-yellow spines that absolutely light up in daylight.
It has been increasingly used as an architectural plant in garden design also as in a window-sill.
Description: Growing as a large roughly spherical globe, it may eventually reach over a meter in height after many years. The young seedlings like the other Echinocactus and Ferocactus seedlings, the rib structure is not yet apparent, and they have pronounced tubercles making them look superficially like Mammillarias.
Stalk: is pale green
Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial sun
Min Temperature: 55°F (12°C) Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 14° F (-10°C) for short periods
Common Name(s): Devil's Tongue Barrel, Crow's Claw Cactus
Etymology: Ferocactus: From the Latin word ferox, meaning fierce and the Greek word kaktos, meaning thistle. Latispinus: From the Latin words latus, meaning broad or wide and spina, meaning thorn or prickle.
Description: Globular cactus. Ferocactus latispinus is fairly popular in cultivation because it blooms very early, many young plants will bloom when they reach 4 inches in diameter (10 cm).
Stalk: 10 to 16 inches in diameter (25 to 40 cm);
Flowers: pinkish purple or yellow flowers, 1 to 1.5 inches in diameter (2.5 to 3.5 cm). They come in late autumn to early winter, and need a fair amount of bright sunlight to form.
Water Needs: Little to moderate water when established
Min Temperature: 50°F (10°C); Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 25°F (-4°C)
Common Name(s): Blue Barrel Cactus
Description: It can be a very neat, compact and attractive addition to any collection. Generally solitary, barrel cactus, bluish green stems up to 22 inches tall (55 cm), 20 inches in diameter (50 cm);
Spines: Straight white-yellow spines
Flowers: Yellow flowers, 1.2 to 1.5 inches in diameter (3-4 cm), in summer
Sun Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade
Min Temperature: 50°F (10°C) Will take some frost
Ferocatus chrysacanthus f. rubrispinus
Conservation Status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.
Etymology: The species name "chrysacanthus" comes from the Greek for "with golden spines".
Description: This Ferocactus has golden spines- and a LOT of them.. all thick and twisted. It is one of the spiniest of the Ferocacti.
F. chrysacanthus with red spines is one of the best and colorful of the Ferocacti. This is somewhat of a slow growing species. This plant is very densely spined and because of that, will tolerate full sun.
Ferocactus chrysacanthus f. rubrispinus is a solitary barrel cactus. The plant is very densely spined and because of that, will tolerate full sun. This beautiful and rare form has bright red thick, twisted and more or less hooked spines.
Common name(s): include: "Cotton Coral Cactus", "Cotton Pole", "Old Man Opuntia"
Etymology: The species name "vestita" refers to the plants' vestments, its clothing of white hairs that turns into dens colonies what appears to be patches of snow remembering the high mountain peaks that surround - on all sides - the habitat of this plant
Recommended Temperature Zone: USDA: 10-11
Description: Austrocylindropuntia vestita It forms slim columns densely cloaked with thin long white hairs. Every one has it, grows and flowers well. It is usually a slender columnar white and very furry cactus from high altitude. The standard plants form branch both basally and near the top of the stems. Stem: Cylindrical 2-3 cm in diameter covered densely with long white hairs. The stems can eventually grow to almost 60 cm tall. Sun Exposure: Full sun. Min Temperature: 50 ° F (10 ° C). Frost Tolerance: Light frost only
Common Name(s): Silver Arrows.
It forms globular stems with silvery white spines with black tips up to 2" in length, and dense wool at the areoles. After a year the head of plant divided, than every heads divided again. Do you imagine how unusual will be this cactus?
Uebelmannia pectiniferaOrigin: Brazil (mountain of Minas Gerais).
It is only known from one location, north east of Diamantina, mountain of Minas Gerais, in Brazil.
Etymology: The species pectinifera comes from the Latin for "bearing combs".
Recommended Temperature Zone: USDA: 10b-12
Description: Solitary cactus, 4 to 6 inches wide (10-15 cm), 20 inches tall (50 cm); 15 to 18 prominent ribs; close set areoles; 1 to 4 central spines, up to 0.6 inch long (1.5 cm), in the classical look, the spines are straight and give a comb-like effect.
Sun Exposure: Full sun, possibly afternoon shade in summer in very hot climates
Water Needs: Regular water; do not overwater. Root prone if kept cold in winter, sometimes grafted to eliminate this problem. Enjoys humid air.
Min Temperature 60°F (15°C)
Frost Tolerance: Keep above 40°F (4°C) in winter, avoid any frost
Other: It is one of the most beautiful cactus species in my opinion, having a dark green, firm, almost lizard-skin textured 'skin', nice angularity to it's overall spherical shape and linear arrays of black spines down it's sides on a white fluffy background. It's a striking cactus and most people seem to notice it before all others in the garden.
Uebelmannia pectinifera Ø5-6 cm $22.00 New price $18.00, grafted.
Ferocactus latispinus Ø3 cm
Mammillaria nejapensis Ø8 cm
Opuntia brachyclada is a synonym of Opuntia basilaris.
It has green pads
often start blooming when it has only two pads. The plant can
withstand temperature -15º C ( 5° F).
Opuntia brachiclada not rooted pads $2.00 New price $1.50
Opuntia basilaris in bloom
Opuntia basilaris Rooted pads
in diameter (3 cm); persistent leaves, up to 1.2 inches long (3 cm);
hairy areoles with thin long white hairs. Beautiful bright red flowers
Uebelmannia pectinifera Ø4 cm $15.00, grafted. Grafted plants grow 4 times faster. Grafting is used also for species that are very sensitive to rot. Uebelmania pectinifera have highness sensitivity to fungus.It is one of the most beautiful cactus species having a dark green, firm, almost lizard-skin textured 'skin', nice angularity to it's overall spherical shape and linear arrays of not-too-viscious black spines down it's sides on a white fluffy background. It's a striking cactus and most people seem to notice it before all others in the garden.