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Ferocactus cylindraceus ssp. tortulispinus
Scientific Name: Ferocactus cylindraceus ssp. tortulispinus (H.E.Gates) N.P.Taylor
Synonym: Ferocactus tortulispinus, Ferocactus acanthodes var. tortulispinus, Ferocactus cylindraceus var. tortulispinus
Family: Cactaceae
Ferocactus  cylindraceus ssp. tortulispinus
Ferocactus cylindraceus var. tortulispinus at the HBG (HBG 45720)
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-11

Frost Tolerance: Will take some frost

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Mexico (northern Baja California)

Growth Habits: Solitary, globose to short cylindrical stem, up to 2 feet tall (60 cm), 16 inches in diameter (40 cm); 20 narrow slightly tuberculate ribs; areoles 0.4 inch apart (1 cm), or closer in older plants; 3 to 7 reddish grey central spines with yellowish tips, the bottom one flattened; 6 to 8 reddish grey thin needle-like radials

Watering Needs:


Blooming Habits:
Yellow or orange flowers in summer and early fall.

Fruiting Habits:

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