Ferocactus latispinus Devil's Tongue 8 inch Specimen
Ferocactus latispinus Devil's Tongue 8 inch Specimen
Ferocactus latispinus Devil's Tongue 8 inch Specimen
Ferocactus latispinus Devil's Tongue 8 inch Specimen
Ferocactus latispinus Devil's Tongue 8 inch Specimen
Ferocactus latispinus Devil's Tongue 8 inch Specimen
Ferocactus latispinus Devil's Tongue 8 inch Specimen
Ferocactus latispinus Devil's Tongue 8 inch Specimen
Ferocactus latispinus Devil's Tongue 8 inch Specimen
Ferocactus latispinus Devil's Tongue 8 inch Specimen
Ferocactus latispinus Devil's Tongue 8 inch Specimen

Ferocactus Latispinus Devil's Tongue

This plant is shipped Bare root. Our specimen category are plants that are grown in different ways, some of them are grown in pots, some are grown in trays and other are grown directly in our fields, that is why we will ship them bare root.All of our plants are grown under the same conditions, although not all the plants are the same. You will receive a similar plant in size and shape to the ones in the pictures. Our plants are hand-picked and carefully selected to bring you the best quality possible. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note at the checkout .

Ferocactus latispinus is commonly found at elevated places, almost 600 to 2,600 meters above sea level. The species has its origin in Argentina and goes by the common name 'Devil's Tongue.' Growing up to a height of 12 inches, the globose-shaped plant is modest-sized flat-topped growing solitary all its life. The winter-dormant cactus belongs to the Cactaceae family and requires full sun exposure to thrive. It has a characteristic slow growth rate but when cultivated, grows well.

Growth Rate

Ferocactus latispinus cacti are slow-growing, especially at the start. If well taken care of, they have healthy growth.

Flowering

This plant bears white flowers during the blooming season, usually late spring, and lasts for about two weeks.

Watering and Feeding

Devil's Tongue requires plenty of water. However, one should not wet the plant body, especially when placed in the sun. It can cause sunburns on its body causing fungal infections.

Soil

Ferocactus latispinus requires good draining soil.

Hardiness

The hardiness zone for the plant is 9b to 11. It can withstand periodic light frost with a frost tolerance temperature up to -5ºC (23ºF).

Light

The Devil's Tongue demands full sun exposure but ensures the plant body is completely dried out.

Propagation

This solitarily growing cactus can be propagated from seeds only.

Ferocactus latispinus is famous as Candy cactus because many people make sweets by soaking the core in sugar. If you love succulents just for the looks, this species is definitely for you!

Blooming Season Late autumn to early winter
Common Name Devil's-tongue cactus
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower rose
Frost Tolerance -1.1 °c
Growth Rate Fast growth
Hardiness Zone 9b to 11b
Height 7 inc
Origin Mexico
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Ferocactus latispinus Devil's Tongue 8 inch Specimen
Shape Globose
Sun Exposure Full sun
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FH
07/03/2020
Francis H.
United States United States

Amazing addition to the family!

It came beautifully packaged and in perfect shape. I really love this guy! Can’t wait until she blooms. He was part of a larger order and all but one plant were perfect. Even the one that was damaged was marginal damage.

Planet Desert Ferocactus latispinus Devil's Tongue 8 inch Specimen Review
DC
06/02/2020
David C.
United States United States

4-6 inch

Nice plant but smaller than advertised

ME
06/02/2020
MARK E.
United States United States

FALSE ADVERTIZING

CACTUS WAS DAMAGED AND UNDERSIZED. 6 INCHES IS NOT 8 INCHES. LOOKS NOTHING LIKE THE PICTURE

Ferocactus latispinus Devil's Tongue 8 inch Specimen

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Colder regions warning: If you are expecting temperatures below 40 degrees within the next five days after placing your order, we highly recommend adding a heat pack to your order. We are now offering 72-hour heat packs by request. If your order is $50.00 or more, you will get a heat pack free of charge. To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with extreme severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship. Care instructions are included in every package you order. We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.