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Ferocactus latispinus

Devil's tongue

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  • Ferocactus latispinus | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Ferocactus latispinus | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Features

  • BloomsMarch to July
  • Height0.1m to 0.4m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.45m
  • Growth HabitCactus-like
  • Flower ColourWhite, red, purple, yellow
  • Leaf ColourBright green grey

Description

Ferocactus latispinus (Devil's tongue). This is a rounded bright green-grey cactus. It will produces long spines which will cover the cactus with single tubular flowers which will appear in white, red, purple, yellow colours. Also red fruits are produced.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Cactus

Origin

Mexico

Interest and use

Excellent container plants.

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  • Ferocactus latispinus | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
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Needs

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

Cultivation

This species is rather spiny.

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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