Hamatocactus Hamatocanthus

SKU: MYBG-CACT-FERO-HATC
filler
Rs.550
Pot size: 3"

Flower Color

Yellow

Genus

Ferocactus

Fragrance

Non Fragrant

Flowering Season

Summer

Maintenance

Low

Water Requirement

Once a Week

With Pots

Yes

Size

Small

Sunlight Requirement

Outdoor Shade,Outdoor Sun

Use

Low Maintenance,Outdoor,Window Ledge

Product Description

Ferocactus hamatacanthus is a  very variable species in terms of stem size and mainly wear.

Ferocactus hamatacanthus

Origin

Northern Mexico

Family

Cactaceae

Description

Ferocactus hamatacanthus is a very variable species in terms of stem size and mainly wear.The stem is simple, ovoid (broadly columnar in older plants), 150-300 (rarely up to 600) mm high, 75-200 mm wide. Ribs 12-17, not wide. Thorns relatively dense but do not completely cover the stem, central spines 4-8, bright red to brownish, the bottom is the longest, sharply crocheted and often arched, 40-150 mm long, other central spines sinuous, similar to marginal, 60-100 mm long. Marginal spines 8-20, about 15-40 mm long, acicular, almost snug to the stem.

Flowers 65-75 in diameter and approximately equally wide, yellow in color and strongly smells. The fruit is green, ovoid-spherical (they have 30-40 wide paper scales), 20-25 mm in diameter. Seeds dark brown to black, irregularly obovate, 1.5 mm long, 1 mm wide and 0.7 mm thick.

Environment

This species requires approximately the same growing conditions as the other species of the Ferocactus and Echinocactus spp., It thrives well in a warm and sunny environment. Watering in cold weather often results in root loss and consequently long stagnation

Allow the soil mix to become nearly dry between watering, but then water thoroughly. Suspend watering in the winter, but mist occasionally. Not enough sunlight and over-watering are common mistakes.

Use pot with good drainage and a very porous potting media.

Feed every 4 weeks with a high potassium fertiliser during summer

Landscape Uses

Suited for window sill and dish gardens

The easiest to keep alive - Cactus thrive on neglect! Coming from desert climates cactus love sun! However beware of the Indian afternoon sun! Keeping them in extreme heat, especially behind a glass which magnifies the heat can cause the cactus to burn. If you notice the cactus turning brown or yellow on the side facing the sun, try giving it a cooler place to thrive in!

For watering cacti, the golden rule is to make sure the soil is completely dry before watering! This will stop the roots from rotting. It is advised to always use a pot with a drainage hole so that excess water can get drained out. If kept in a sunny area, you will need to water it once every week. If it is in a semi shaded or filtered light area, you might need to water it once in 2 weeks.

Cacti like soil that is well aerated and fast draining. You can fertilise the cactus in the summer months when it is in its growing season. During the winters it is best to cut back on any fertiliser and let the plant rest.

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