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Ferocactus wislizeni

Eagles claw

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  • Ferocactus wislizeni | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Ferocactus wislizeni | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Ferocactus wislizeni | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Ferocactus wislizeni | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height1m to 1.5m
  • Spread0.4m to 0.85m
  • Growth HabitCactus-like
  • Flower ColourYellow orange, red
  • Leaf ColourGrey

Description

Ferocactus wislizeni (Eagles claw). A spherical cactus is native to the USA and Mexico. Grows up to 1.5m tall bearing large, funnel-shaped orange or yellow flowers in spring and yellow fruit in summer. The spines of this species were used as fish hooks originally. Ferocactus wislizenii var. herrerae has 13 ribs and the spines are not flattened.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Cactus

Origin

Mexico

Interest and use

Excellent container plants.

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  • Ferocactus wislizeni | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

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

Propagate from seed in spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Treat blackened areoles with systemic fungicide.

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