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Ferocactus hamatacanthus ssp. sinuatus
Scientific Name: Ferocactus hamatacanthus ssp. sinuatus (A. Dietr.) N.P. Taylor
Synonym: Hamatocactus sinuatus, Echinocactus sinuatus, Echinocactus hamatacanthus var. sinuatus, Echinocactus longihamatus var. sinuatus, Echinocactus setispinus var. sinuatus, Bisnaga hamatacantha ssp. sinuata
Family: Cactaceae
Ferocactus  hamatacanthus ssp. sinuatus Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 8b-11

Frost Tolerance: Hardy in Phoenix

Minimum Avg. Temperature: Hardy to at least 25F (-4C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: USA (Texas), Mexico (Coahuila)

Growth Habits: Solitary, or sparsely clumping, dark green stem, 12 inches in diameter (30 cm), 12 inches tall (30 cm); 13 to 17 tuberculate ribs; areoles 0.4 to 1.2 inches apart (1-3 cm), young ones with yellow felt; 4 curved central spines, up to 4 inches long (10 cm), the bottom one flattened; 8 to 15 white radials, 2 to 3 inches long (5-7.5 cm)

Watering Needs:


The variety name "sinuatus" comes from the Latin for "wavy". The species name "hamatacanthus" means "with hooked spines".

Ferocactus  hamatacanthus ssp. sinuatus

Blooming Habits:
Pale yellow 2-3 inches wide flowers in early summer

Fruiting Habits:

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