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Ferocactus herrerae
Scientific Name: Ferocactus herrerae Ortega
Synonym: Ferocactus wislizeni var. herrerae
Family: Cactaceae
Ferocactus  herrerae Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9-11

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to at least 25F (-4C)

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Mexico (Sinaloa, Sonora), in coastal plains, at less than 1300 feet elevation (400 m)

Growth Habits: Barrel shaped, solitary, up to 16 inches in diameter (40 cm), 6.6 feet tall (2 m); 13 sharp ribs, occasionally spiraled; areoles 0.8 inch long (2 cm); the number of spines varies depending on the plant maturity; 7 to 9 central spines, at least one flattened, larger; bristle-like radials.

Watering Needs:

Propagation: Seeds

The Ferocactus herrerae is one of the easiest Ferocactus to grow.

Ferocactus  herrerae

Ferocactus  herrerae

Blooming Habits:
The Ferocactus herrerae has red flower with yellow midstripes in summer and early fall, 2.4 inches wide and long (6 cm). The fruit is fleshy, yellowish green, 1.6 to 2.4 inches long (4-6 cm), 1 to 1.2 inches in diameter (2.5-3 cm). The seeds are black, 0.1 inch long (2.5 mm). The fruit is edible, and in the past, the seeds have been used to make flour.

Fruiting Habits:

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