Ferocactus latispinus

Ferocactus latispinus

Devil's tongue barrel cactus

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does flower in November

Plant does flower in December

  • Botanical name: Ferocactus latispinus
  • Common name: Devil's tongue barrel cactus
  • Family: Cactaceae
  • Plant Type: Cactus or succulent, Houseplant, Evergreen
Flower colour:

Purple

Foliage colour:

Green

Ferocactus latispinus is a striking barrel cactus with thick red or white, flattened, curved spines. Endemic to Mexico, it’s best grown in temperate climates as a houseplant, where it makes an interesting feature in the conservatory or windowsill. A winter-flowering variety, flowers are funnel-shaped and purple-yellow in colour.

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Grow Ferocactus latispinus in cactus compost in a sunny spot. Water sparingly and allow the compost to dry out completely in winter.

How to grow Ferocactus latispinus

  • Plant size

    35cm height

    35cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow
Sow

Do not Sow in January

Do not Sow in February

Do Sow in March

Do Sow in April

Do Sow in May

Do not Sow in June

Do not Sow in July

Do not Sow in August

Do not Sow in September

Do not Sow in October

Do not Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

Plant
Plant

Do Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do Plant in March

Do Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does flower in November

Plant does flower in December

Ferocactus latispinus and wildlife

Ferocactus latispinus has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Ferocactus latispinus poisonous?

Ferocactus latispinus has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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