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Ferocactus latispinus-Devil's Tongue Barrel. Rare and exotic cactus plants for sale. High quality cactus plants
Ferocactus latispinus is fairly popular in cultivation because it blooms very early.Cacti for Sale, Best Prices. Rare cactus plants for sale exotic cactus plants for sale.
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Common Name(s): Devil's Tongue Barrel, Crow's Claw Cactus
Ferocactus latispinus Ø3 cm
Globular cactus. F.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).
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|Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family) |
Scientific Name: Ferocactus latispinus (Haworth) Britton & Rose,
The Cactaceae; descriptions and illustrations of plants of the cactus family 3: 143-144, pl. 16, f. 3, 1922
Synonym(s): Ferocactus latispinus subsp. latispinus
Common Names: Devil's Tongue Barrel, Crow's Claw Cactus, Candy cactus
Origin: This species has an extensive distribution in the dryer areas of central and southern Mexico (Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, and south)
Ferocactus latispinus is a beautiful members of the genus Ferocactus and is commonly called barrel cactus, it is fairly popular in cultivation because it blooms very early. The young spines have a great looking red.
Description: F. latispinus is a modest-sized ball-shaped or flat-topped barrel cactus, which normally remains a solitary plant, without dividing or producing offsets.
Cultivation: Slow growing to start but does well under cultivation. Use very draining soil, water during the aestival growth cycle (this plant need plenty of water) But needs to be avoided wetting the bodies of these plants while they are in sunlight. A wet cactus in the sun light can cause sun burning which can lead to scares or even fungal infections and death.
Reproduction: Seeds are the only way of reproducing.