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Ferocactus Histrix

A barrel cactus with magificent spikes, forming a single sphere. Plant it with taller branching cacti in a mixed indoor bowl. More
1 x 9cm plant 200545-1 £4.95 Now £2.47

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A barrel cactus with magificent spikes, forming a single sphere. Plant it with taller branching cacti in a mixed indoor bowl.

Genus Ferocactus
Group histrix
Type Tender Perennial
Common Name Mexican Lime Cactus
Border Position Container
Soil Type Chalky, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 30cm (12in) indoors
Spacing 30cm (12in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Grow in pots indoors in bright, airy conditions, in cactus compost. Water sparingly and feed fortnightly. Reduce watering in autumn When the days become shorter.
Care Tips Cacti do require some attention despite many thinking that they are happy being neglected. Every 6 months give the soil a good soaking, so that water runs out of the 'drainage holes' of the pots and in between simply mist them. An annual feed will keep them in fine form.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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