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Fishhook Barrel Cactus 'flavispinus'  

Ferocactus latispinus

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flavispinus is a popular variety of Fishhook Barrel Cactus, which belongs to the Ferocactus genus (Ferocactus latispinus 'flavispinus'). Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Hansa yellow.

Ball shaped or flat-topped barrel cactus which normally remains a solitary without dividing or producing off sets. Reproduction is only by seeds.2

This variety is a Succulent that typically grows as an Perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more.

Mexico is believed to be where flavispinus originates from.

As flavispinus Fishhook Barrel Cactus is a low maintanence plant, it is great for beginner gardeners and those that like gardens that don't need much overseeing.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about flavispinus have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow flavispinus

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Avoid watering the cactus’ body i.e. on the flesh with exposure to sunlight as this can cause sunburning which can lead to scaring, fungal infections or even death.1

Keep dry at 10 degrees C. in winter, but can tolerate light frost.2

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that flavispinus is thought of as half hardy, so remember to watch your frost dates and ensure you have this plant protected when the temperature dips.

Growing flavispinus from seed

Transplanting flavispinus

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as flavispinus is a half hardy plant.

Harvesting flavispinus

Other Names for Fishhook Barrel Cactus 'flavispinus'

Devil’s Tongue Barrel

Footnotes

Fn1.cactus-art.biz/schede/FEROCACTUS/Ferocactus_latispinus/Ferocactus_latispinus_flavispinus/Ferocactus_latispinus_flavispinus.htm

Fn2.llifle.com/Encyclopedia/CACTI/Family/Cactaceae/4261/Ferocactus_latispinus_var._flavispinus

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