Ferocactus emoryi 25 Seeds - Traveler's Friend

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Ferocactus emoryi, commonly known as Traveler's friend, is a barrel-like plant in the cactus family, Cactaceae. F. emoryi is native to the southwestern United States and northwest Mexico where it is found in hot dry conditions. Stems of F. emoryi grow between 30 to 100 inches tall and 10 to 40 inches in diameter. The stem is covered in red to grayish spines that are long and curved inward at the tip. Ferocactus emoryi blooms in spring or early summer with bright red flowers. Nectar is produced during flowering creating a symbiotic relationship with ants as a source of food in return for protection and specified pollination. Ferocactus emoryi has been used by indigenous people to make needles out of the spines and for its edible fruit. F. emoryi grows best in full sun to partial shade while sitting in well-draining soils. Water the plant adequately during summer and keep dry during winter as it is prone to rot. Allow the soil to completely dry out in between waterings. USDA plant hardiness zones 9a to 11b.

Ferocactus emoryi seeds require consistent moisture and humidity to germinate, but the soil should not remain soaking wet. Cloning boxes, ziplock bags, and other containers that retain humidity are ideal to store sown pots. Use a well-draining sterilized soil mix. Seeds should be sown directly on top of the potting mixture and lightly covered with a thin layer of sand or potting mix, just enough to cover the seeds. Germinating pots should be kept indoors, out of extreme light and heat. Ideal germination temperatures range from 75°F to 85°F. Germination typically takes 2 to 4 weeks to occur. Even with optimal conditions, germination may be slow and sporadic.



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