Ferocactus wislizenii

Fishhook Barrel Cactus, Arizona Barrel

Famous for setting the scene in Westerns, these classic barrel cacti with thick ribs and large spines grow to enormous proportions over time. The southwestern and Mexican natives reach 10 feet tall and weigh up to hundreds of pounds. Colorful summer flowers stand in solitude atop their stems. May suffer root rot without excellent drainage. Water little or not at all in summer.
Ferocactus wislizenii, Fishhook Barrel Cactus, Arizona Barrel
The formidable spines on this species curve at the tip like a fishhook. Blooms later than F. cylindraceaus, with yellow flowers often tinged with red.

Attributes - Ferocactus wislizenii

Plant Type: Succulent

Bloom Season: Late Summer through Early Fall

Flower Color: Red, Yellow

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 8 ft. to 9 ft.

Width: 3 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 8, 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates. Container Plants, Drought Tolerant, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Root Rot.

Related Plants

Ferocactus cylindraceus, Ferocactus glaucescens, Ferocactus macrodiscus, Ferocactus robustus
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