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Devil's Tongue Barrel Cactus

Ferocactus latispinus subsp. latispinus

Stunning variety of barrel cactus that blooms at an early age. New young spines are a dramatic shade of pink, in striking contrast to the blue gray foliage. Excellent accent specimen for a waterwise rock garden or xeriscape, and thrives in containers.
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Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial sun

Once established, requires only occasional deep watering.


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Bloom TimeSpring
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorRed & Yellow
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseContainer
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureAttracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, requires only occasional deep watering.

Thrives in average to lean, sandy, very well drained soils, in bright light to full sun. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Needs little care. Fertilize sparingly. Hardy to zone 9b; protect from frost.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 10-11

USDA Cold Hardiness Zone Map

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