Ferocactus wislizenii /Fishhook barrel cactus

Ferocactus wislizenii  / Ferocactus wislizenii
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Scientific Name: Ferocactus wislizenii
Common Name: Fishhook barrel cactus
Plant Type: Evergreen
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Orange
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Dry
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: The fishhook barrel cactus is recognized by its large, curved, hooked, central spine and barreled body. Flowers may vary from yellow to orange and to red, with orange being the most common. Fruit is edible and wildlife find it most deisrable.