Ancistrocactus genus. These are perennial cacti with a spherical to short, globose to columnar stems each with 10-20 tuberculate ribs. The flowers are sometimes prevented from opening by the density of the spines.
Also known as Sclerocactus.
Perennials, Evergreens, Cactus
U.S.A. and Mexico.
The genus name comes from the Greek words 'ancistron', meaning 'fishhook' and 'kaktos', which means thistle.
Grown for the spherical to short, globose to columnar stems.
When in growth water moderately. They are frost tender, with a minimum of 2C in completely dry conditions. This plant needs sun and very well drained soil. May rot if over-watered.
Propagate by seed in spring.
Prone to mealy bugs
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