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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
Scientific name: Ferocactus rectispinus (Engelmann) Britton et Rose Place of publication: Cact. 3:134, t. 142. 1922
Origin: (Central Baja
Habitat: Often on costal high cliffs.
Common English Names: Long Spined Barrel Cactus, Straight Spine Barrel
Synonyms: Ferocactus 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.
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-
Bloom time:. Summer.
Fruit:. Persistent, oblong, scaled, 2,5-5cm long × 25-
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, partial sun
Recommended Temperature Zone: USDA Zone 9b: to
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
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
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