Australian Desert Blooms


Native: Central and southern Mexico

Barrel cactus shape that grows slowly. Ideal for shallow pots and well-draining soil. Grown in a 70 mm size pot.

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Ferocactus Latispinus is a barrel cactus, that stays solitary, without dividing or producing offsets. The body is light green to blue-green in color.  Also, spider-like spines spaced out on the ribs. It requires filtered sunlight to the full sun. Ferocactus Latispinus needs well-draining soil and also regular watering without overwatering it.

Common names are Devil’s Tongue Barrel, Crow’s Claw Cactus, Candy cactus


Australian Desert Blooms Nursery is producing many more cacti, cactus, and succulents for you to buy online. If anytime this cactus is out of stock know for sure that it will be back as quickly as possible. As we produce all our own stock here in Ipswich near Brisbane.


Watch your Ferocactus Latispinus for the first couple of months to check if they are happy where they are.

Ferocactus Latispinus requires more sunlight if it looks like growing out of shape. Burning is a common fact when having new plants. Best to gradually give them more sunlight as the weeks go by. Instead of placing it in straight sunlight.

Allow them to sit for a week before giving them a good drink. Depending on the season. Make sure they dry out completely before watering again. Don’t forget to give them a spray with soapy water to keep the bugs off them. And provide very good ventilation.


All photos have been taken in their natural growing conditions and no adjustments to the photos have been made for selling purposes. Photos displayed are to be used as a guide only, as the cactus and succulents you received may vary in size and shape. The largest size cactus or succulents, we have available at the point of sale will be provided. For easy identification, a name tag will be provided.


All Ferocactus are sent bare-rooted with no soil or pot and also wrapped in paper. Posted on Monday to Wednesday each week and sent by Australia post service. Sent express post for any size parcel.

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Weight0.08 kg
Dimensions13 × 10 × 10 cm


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