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Growing Succulents in the Desert Column

(List of Growing Succulents in the Desert columns)

Ferocactus of the Month
"Ferocactus pottsii" by Chris Monrad

Photos by Chris Monrad

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Ferocactus pottsii is a summer bloomer and displays large yellow to peach colored flowers. Native to Chihuahua, Sinaloa, and Sonora Mexico, it will locally tolerate full sun despite its sparse spination and lack of self-shading. Though its spine are not dense, they are very stout with interesting microribbing. Our native desert bees are fond of this species and fruits readily set. This plant can be found at several of our member nurseries.

 

List of Growing Succulents in the Desert columns