Ferocactus Horridus "Brevispinu"

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Ferocactus Horridus

Family

Cactaceae

Native

Brazil

Description

The ferocactus is a cactacea characterized by the presence of very strong, very hard and pungent spines, usually in number of 4-8 for each areola, located on the ribs of the plant. F. horridus has yellowish, shorter thorns in the brevispinus variety. The shape is classically roundish and the growth is rather slow (up to 1 cm in diameter per year).Ferrocactus horridus “brevispinus” is a solitary fast growing little barrel cactus with quite short and stocky cental spine one

Environment

It prefers the sun in the seasons of passage (spring and autumn), while in the summer it likes the partial shade,

It is suited for any rich, well drained soil  such us clay, pumice, lava grit, and only a little peat or leaf-mould. If potted, repot preferably in the spring, if their roots become cramped.  Generally, they should be repotted every other year in order to provide fresh soil. However, this doesn't necessarily mean they'll need larger containers. Fill about a quarter of the pot with broken crocks, gravel, etc. to promote good drainage. 

Feed every 4 weeks with a Nitrogen-poor and Potassium & Phosphorus-rich fertilizer during summer.

Once a month it is recommended to clean it with a painter's brush, to remove the dust that creeps under the big thorns.

Landscape Uses

It is an excellent plant for garden rockery settings, desert type landscapes, patios and botanical gardens


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