Ferocactus wislizeni 25 Seeds - Fishhook Barrel Cactus

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Ferocactus wislizeni is a globus perennial cactus plant belonging to the Cactaceae family. F. wislizeni is native to northern Mexico and the southwestern United States. Ferocactus wislizeni is commonly called the fishhook barrel cactus because of its barrel shape and large inward hooked central spines. The plant grows up to 3 to 6 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide and has bright pinkish red flowers that grow apically. F. wislizeni is most commonly grown as an ornamental plant. Ferocactus wislizeni do best in full sun to partial shade and well-draining soils. Water adequately during summer and keep dry during winter as the species is prone to rot. USDA plant hardiness zone 9b-11b.

Ferocactus wislizeni seeds require consistent moisture and humidity to germinate, but the soil should not be 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 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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