Ferocactus latispinis

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Ferocactus latispinis

Post Number:#1  Postby Stan » Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:13 pm

I had sworn off cactus. Then I saw this today. In person,its more blue then the camera showed. Those red spines are redder then I've seen on these. So,I grabbed and did my best not to change my mind.
Do you agree its both bluer and redder spined then average? Under shade cloth gave it kind of a ghostly look too. I like it.
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Post Number:#2  Postby Gee.S » Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:55 pm

Yes, yes, and I like it too. Nice winter bloomer always surprises.
"American aloe plant," 1797, from Greek Agaue, proper name in mythology (mother of Pentheus), from agauos "noble," perhaps from agasthai "wonder at".

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Post Number:#3  Postby mcvansoest » Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:53 pm


Some definitely have redder spines than others, but when you start exposing them to some good sun, they bleach out to orange-yellow in many cases.
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Post Number:#4  Postby Steph115 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:05 am

Beautiful! And yes I agree - bluer & redder. This is also one of the few cacti I have a soft spot for. Picked up a very young one that I came across at the nursery - too young for me to for sure say if it's F. latispinus with my limited cacti knowledge, but it was cheap. Yours is a beast and that's a killer price for one that big!
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Post Number:#5  Postby Azuleja » Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:08 am

Blooming at the Huntington
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Post Number:#6  Postby SC FM » Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:56 pm

Stan, that is a stunningly blue form of this cacti, beautiful.
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