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Ferocactus chrysacanthus

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height0.6m to 1m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitCactus-like
  • Flower ColourYellow, red
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Ferocactus chrysacanthus. An evergreen perennial cacti and succulent from Mexico. bears dark green leaves and yellow or red flowers in early summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Succulent or Cactus

Origin

Mexico

Interest and use

Excellent container plants.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterSemi-moist

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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