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.
Ferocactus latispinus cacti are slow-growing, especially at the start. If well taken care of, they have healthy growth.
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.
Ferocactus latispinus requires good draining soil.
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).
The Devil's Tongue demands full sun exposure but ensures the plant body is completely dried out.
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|
|Frost Tolerance||-1.1 °c|
|Growth Rate||Fast growth|
|Hardiness Zone||9b to 11b|
|Scientific Name||Ferocactus latispinus Devil's Tongue 8 inch Specimen|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun|