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Fishhook Barrel Cactus (Ferocactus Wislizeni)

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The fishhook barrel cactus (Ferocactus wislizeni) is a barrel shaped or columar cactus that stay usually a single column; rare specimens may be multiple, typically it grows to a diameter of roughly 50-80 cm. A height of 1-2 metres.

Fun fact,  life span on this species has been reported to be from 50 to 130 years. In habitat often this barrel-shaped cactus leans to face southward toward the equator, earning them the nickname "compass barrel cactus". 

Pet Friendly 
Yes, while most cacti plants aren't poisonous to your pet, the chemical composition of the cacti sap can cause gastrointestinal ailments to your little friends. Plant has spines; use extreme caution when handling.

Botanical Name 
Southwestern Barrel Cactus, Fishhook Barrel Cactus, Candy Barrel Cactus, Arizona Barrel Cactus, compass barrel cactus

Common Names include:
Ferocactus Wislizeni

Size (Can grow to)
Plants are fully grown at diameter of roughly 50-80 cm and a height of 1-2 metres.

Full sun or partially shaded. Best under protected partially shaded positions outdoors. Flowering will only occur in good light 

Low. Requires good draining succulent soil. Can be watered all year long, however if kept indoors allow soil to completely dry out between watering. When fertilising, it is recommended that 25% of the suggested dosage  is used during growing months (spring and summer).