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Ferocactus Latispinus

Ferocactus Latispinus


20cm Height / 16cm Pot

SKU: cac023
    • Introducing the Ferocactus Latispinus, a striking succulent that captivates with its unique features and resilient nature. Commonly known as the "Devil's Tongue Barrel Cactus," this species is cherished by succulent enthusiasts and desert gardeners alike for its captivating appearance and low maintenance requirements.
    • 20-23cm in diameter. 
    • 16cm pot.
    • Ferocactus latispinus, commonly known as the Devil's Tongue or the Crow's Claw, is a species of cactus native to Mexico. Here are some general care instructions for maintaining a healthy Ferocactus latispinus:

    • Light: These cacti thrive in bright sunlight. Place them in a location where they can receive direct sunlight for several hours each day. A south-facing window or a sunny spot outdoors is ideal.

    • Temperature: Ferocactus latispinus prefers warm temperatures, ideally between 21°C to 32°C during the growing season. They can tolerate slightly cooler temperatures in the winter but should be kept above 10°C.

    • Watering: Like most cacti, Ferocactus latispinus is adapted to survive in dry conditions. Water sparingly, allowing the soil to dry out completely between waterings. During the growing season (spring and summer), water when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. In the winter months, reduce watering frequency.

    • Soil: Use a well-draining cactus or succulent mix for planting Ferocactus latispinus. You can also make your own mix by combining regular potting soil with sand or perlite to improve drainage.

    • Potting: Plant Ferocactus latispinus in a pot with drainage holes to prevent water from accumulating around the roots. Repotting is typically only necessary when the plant has outgrown its current container, which may be every 2-3 years.

    • Winter Care: During the winter months, protect Ferocactus latispinus from frost and cold drafts. If growing outdoors in a colder climate, consider bringing the plant indoors or providing additional insulation.

    • Handling: Be cautious when handling Ferocactus latispinus, as their spines can cause injury. Use gloves or a folded towel to handle the plant safely.

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