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Ferocactus latispinus “Devil’s Tongue Barrel Cactus”

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Sku: 0850119

One look at the red/red-gray spines of Ferocactus latispinus should have any cactus fan hooked. The central spines of this modestly sized barrel cactus are flattened and wide, giving the plant a gnarly look. Flowers are violet or yellow, usually appearing in late October and November. Requires a porous cactus soil with additional drainage as can be supplied by perlite and pumice. Bright light to full sun. Can be planted out in the garden for landscaping or used as a patio plant.


Recommended pairings: Coming soon
Bloom time: Fall to early winter
Size: To 12 inches high and wide
Plant in porous soil with excellent drainage
Bright light to full sun with ample airflow
Water thoroughly when soil is completely dry
Hardiness: USDA Zone 9b (25-30° F)


Part of what makes succulents so fascinating are the myriad ways they express themselves throughout the year, depending on light, season, temperature, soil, and hydration. For those and other reasons, the plants you receive may not look exactly as they appear on our website.


Caring for your new plant is easy with Greg's help. You'll receive a companion app that provides ongoing Ferocactus latispinus “Devil’s Tongue Barrel Cactus” care, plant health tips, and help from a community of other Altman customers that will ensure your new plant thrives in its new home.

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