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PlantFiles: Ferocactus
Ferocactus schwarzii

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Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ferocactus (fer-oh-KAK-tus) (Info)
Species: schwarzii (SHWARZ-ee-eye) (Info)

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Category:
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:
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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

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

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

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

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive palmbob On Feb 27, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Slow growing, fat, nearly spineless neat cactus from Mexico. Deeply grooved and bright green, with yellow flowers and golden needles (what few there are) make this a handsome plant. Not seen one outdoors in So Cal, but could probably do OK... supposed to a bit frost tender.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Grenoble,
Chandler, Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
Bostonia, California



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