Ferocactus latispinus 25 Seeds - Candy Cactus

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Ferocactus latispinus, commonly called candy cactus or devil’s tongue barrel, is a perennial barrel cactus belonging to the Cactaceae family. Ferocactus latispinus is native to Mexico and typically grows under other plants and structures to withstand extreme desert conditions. The stem is singular and globus reaching a foot in height and 16 inches wide at maturity. The skin is bright green with 21 ribs that house 1.5 inch long flattened spines that hook at the tip which are typically white to reddish in color. Flowers bloom in late fall or early winter and are purple or yellow and funnel shaped. Flowers reach up to 1.5 inches in diameter. F. latispinus is grown as an ornamental plant. Full sun to partial shade in well draining soil is ideal. Water adequately during summer and keep dry during winter as the species is prone to rot. USDA plant hardiness zone 9b-11b.

Ferocactus latispinus seeds require consistent moisture and humidity to germinate, but soil should not be soaking wet. Cloning boxes, ziplock bags, and other containers that retain moisture are ideal to store sown pots. Use a well draining sterilized soil mix. Seeds should be sown directly on top of potting mixture and lightly covered with 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 1 to 4 weeks to occur. Even with optimal conditions, germination may be slow and sporadic.



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