|Devil's Tongue Barrel|
|Crow's Claw Cactus|
|Fish Hook Cactus|
|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun
|Minimum cold hardiness:||Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
|Plant Height:||Up to 12 inches|
|Plant Spread:||Up to 16 inches|
Other: Spines form a distinctive, attractive pattern, red to white in color.
Other: Either bright purple or yellow. Plant blooms unusually young for this species.
|Flower Time:||Late fall or early winter
|Propagation: Seeds:||Provide light
Depth to plant seed: Do not bury, needs sunlight to germinate.
|Containers:||Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
|Awards and Recognitions:||RHS AGM
|Conservation status:||Least Concern (LC)
|Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Apr 8, 2018 10:40 PM
Solitary barrel cactus from central Mexico with red/orange/yellow/white spines and pinkish purple or yellow flowers. Plants are generally wider than tall. Lower central spine is flat and banded, and curved or hooked at the tip. Subspecies latispinus (widespread) has 9-15 radial spines and subspecies spiralis (only Puebla/Oaxaca) has 5-7 radial spines.
[ Reply to this comment | ]
|Thread Title||Last Reply||Replies|
|Hi from Norway! by RoyLind||Aug 25, 2018 10:08 PM||29|
|Are these the same species of Ferocactus? by Jai_Ganesha||Aug 20, 2018 5:36 AM||18|
|Please identify those by Chminder||Jun 12, 2018 6:52 AM||12|
|Show Off Your Purples & Pinks! by ljones26||May 4, 2018 1:22 PM||37|
|Floral Alphabet Soup! The letter F! by KatEnns||Jan 21, 2018 7:00 PM||29|
|Cactus and tender succulents chat by Baja_Costero||Oct 19, 2018 10:23 AM||2,595|
|Getting glue off of a cactus by cahdg6891||Dec 9, 2016 12:26 AM||9|
|A place for pics of new plants. by purpleinopp||Oct 16, 2018 7:28 AM||148|
|Cactus and Succulent chat 2016 by gg5||Apr 11, 2017 11:52 AM||1,827|
|Pictures from the cactus and succulent show here in Mérida by extranjera||Oct 23, 2012 8:58 PM||29|