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Ferocactus chrysacanthus rare cactus for sale

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Ferocactus chrysacanthus rare cactus plants. We do domestic and international shipping.

Ferocactus chrysacanthus from my cactus plants for sale. It has a LOT of spines all thick and twisted. It is one of the spiniest of the Ferocacti.

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 Ferocactus chrysacanthus

F. chrysacanthus makes a great collector's plant.

 

Family: Cactaseae

Scientific Name: Ferocactus chrysacanthus (Orcutt) Britton & Rose

Origin: Mexico (Baja California: Cedros Island, San Benito Island) F. chrysacanthus only occurs naturally on the island of Cedros, off the west coast of northern Baja California and possibly on a neighboring island, West San Benitos, with some reports of it on the adjacent peninsula. (www.lithops.net)

Conservation Status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.

Habitat: with a balanced and relatively high average temperature, low rainfall but relatively high humidity and specific soil composition (these conditions are difficult to imitate in cultivation, and make this species relatively problematic to grow.

Description: Solitary barrel cactus. The plant is very densely spined (one of the spiniest of the Ferocacti) and because of that, will tolerate full sun.
Stem: Globose to cylindrical, dark green.
up to 30cm in diameter, 90 cm tall.
Ribs: 13 to 22 ribs
Central spines: 4 to 10 all thick, twisted and more or less hooked golden yellow (it sometimes occurs with red spines)
Radial spines: 4 to 6, white.
Flowers: They are typically yellow or brownish yellow, but also orange, 2.5 cm long, 5 cm in diameter. The inside petals are yellow or orange, the outside ones are brownish.
Blooming season: Summer.
Fruit: Yellow.
Cultivation: It is often recommended to graft young seedlings on Eriocereus jusbertii. But plants can grow on their own roots for ages if watered carefully.

Use very draining soil, water during the aestival growth cycle (this plant need plenty of water) But it's necessary to avoid wetting the bodies of these plants while they are in sunlight. A wet cactus in the sun light can cause sun burning which can lead to scars or even fungal infections and death. Needs full sun. Keep dry at 10°C in winter, but it can tolerate sporadic light frost.

Propagation: Seeds are the only way of reproducing. The seeds germinate readily.