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Ferocactus rectispinus Long Spined Barrel Cactus. Rare cactus for sale This magnificent plant has some of the longest straightest spines of the Ferocactus Gender

 Ferocactus rectispinus

FamilyCactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific name: Ferocactus rectispinus (Engelmann) Britton et Rose Place of publication: Cact. 3:134, t. 142. 1922

Etymology:

Origin(Central Baja CaliforniaMexico) Ferocactus rectispinus is a narrow endemic species, usually found near the coast in the vicinity of Bahía de la Concepción. The Cerro Colorado population is more inland and farther north than any previously documented.

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.

HabitatOften on costal high cliffs.

Common English NamesLong Spined Barrel Cactus, Straight Spine Barrel

SynonymsFerocactus emoryi (Engelmann) Orcutt 1926; Echinocactus emoryi [var.] rectispinus Engelmann 1896; Ferocactus emory var. rectispinus (Engelmann) N. P. Taylor 1984; Ferocactus emoryi subsp. rectispinus (Engelm.) N. P. Taylor

Place of publication: Cactaceae Cons. Initiat. 6:16. 1998

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Ferocactus rectispinus (now considered Ferocactus emoryi ssp. rectispinus)

This magnificent plant has some of the longest straightest spines of the Ferocacti. In late summer it produces large yellow flowers followed by lemon yellows persistent fruits.

One of the showiest barrel cacti, this species with long and colorful spines are wickedly intimidating but beautiful.


Ferocactus rectispinus rare cactus from my collection 

 

Flowers: Large, light yellow,  6-7.5  long× 5-7.5 cm in diameter:

Bloom time:. Summer.

Fruit:. Persistent, oblong, scaled, 2,5-5cm long × 25-35 mm long in diameter with the dried remains of the flower atop, ± readily dehiscent through basal pore, bright yellow.

Seeds: 2 mm. in diameter, black.

Sun ExposureFull Sun, partial sun

Recommended Temperature Zone: USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F); USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F); USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F); USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Frost Tolerance:

Heat Tolerance:

Minimum Avg. Temperature:

Soil pH requirements: 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic); 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral); 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Watering Needs: Xeric/Desert, Drought Tolerant

Cultivation: Slow growing to start but does well under cultivation.  Use very draining soil, water during the aestival growth cycle (this plant need plenty of water) But needs to be avoided  wetting the bodies of these plants while they are in sunlight. A wet cactus in the sun light can cause sun burning which can lead to scares or even fungal infections and death. 

Needs full sun. Keep dry at 10°C in winter, but can tolerate sporadic light frost.

Propagation: Seeds are the only way of reproducing.

Seed Collecting: Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds. Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds. Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Notes: F. rectispinus  produce nectar in the nectaries at the top of the cactus that feed the ants that live around its base. In turn, the ants are very territorial and seem to protect the plants from other insects that might try to walk up the stem and damage the fresh, delicate cells at the growing apex or stealnectar or pollen from the flowers. This strategy is useful to not only to protect the plant from small herbivores but also to promote outcrossing pollination because the only bugs that can successfully visit the flowers without being attacked by the ants are flying pollinator insects like butterflies and bees that carry pollen from other individuals and other populations, in turn increasing the genetic diversity of the species.


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Ferocactus rectispinus - rare cactus for sale Ø8 cm for $9.00

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Long Spined Barrel Cactus
Description: this magnificent plant has some of the longest straightest spines of the Ferocacti. Central (S): 1, very long ( 9-25 cm long × 2.5-4 mm. in cross section ). New spines are bright red


Ferocactus rectispinus - rare cactus for sale Ø7 cm for $8.00

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 Cultivation:  Use very draining soil, water during the aestival growth cycle (this plant need plenty of water) But needs to be avoided  wetting the bodies of these plants while they are in sunlight. A wet cactus in the sun light can cause sun burning which can lead to scares or even fungal infections and death. 

Needs full sun. Keep dry at 10°C in winter, but can tolerate sporadic light frost.

Description: F. rectispinus is a solitary barrel cactus except in case of injury to the growing tip.                      Stem:.Erect, globular when young to a stout cylinder when older, 30-200 tall × 30-60 cm in diameter; tubercled when young later forming ribs.           Ribs: 15-21, shallowly notched immediately above each areole. 
AreolesOval with brown wool, 3-4 cm apart.             Radial spines: 5 to 9, spreading, not hooked, 2.5 to 7 cm long, with the upper 3 larger.                                   Central spine(s): 1, very long ( 9-25 cm long × 2.5-4 mm. in cross section ), never hooked (or slightly hooked, but only on relatively young plants), roughly cylindrical, annulate, all robust and rigid. Reddish, reddish grey, or horn colored.