Discover the beauty of Ferocactus wislizenii, a stunning cactus with hooked spines and a barrel-shaped body. This desert gem can grow up to 3 feet tall and produces vibrant orange-yellow flowers and edible pineapple-shaped fruit.

Thrives in bright light, ideally near a south-facing window or in a sunny garden spot. Watch for sunburn and rotate regularly to ensure even growth and avoid elongation in low light.

Sunlight Loves the Fishhook

Water sparingly, allowing soil to dry between waterings. About 0.5 cups every 12 days is usually enough. Adjust watering in growing seasons and winter dormancy for optimal health.

Watering Wisdom for Vibrant Growth

Fertilize sparingly with a diluted cactus-specific formula, mainly during spring and summer. Over-fertilizing can harm the cactus, so observe for any signs of nutrient excess or deficiency.

Feeding for Flourishing

Repot every 2-3 years in well-draining soil, giving the cactus room to grow.

Easy Repotting

Propagate from healthy stem cuttings, allowing new plants to root and flourish over time.

Propagation Made Easy