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Ferocactus acanthodes

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height2m to 3m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitCactus-like
  • Flower ColourYellow orange

Description

Ferocactus acanthodes. This evergreen perennial cactus can grow very large it is a mixture of blue-green in colour. Produces tubular flowers which are yellow or orange in colour.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Cactus

Origin

Mexico and USA

Interest and use

Excellent container plants.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessTender tropical (min 23°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Rich
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

They are frost tender, min 5C, and will need full sun and very well drained soil. Ensure plants have good ventilation.

Propagation

You can propagate by seed in the spring or summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Treat blackened areoles with systemic fungicide.

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