Plant Care Devil's Tongue Barrel Cactus

Devil's Tongue Barrel Cactus

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Devil's Tongue Barrel Cactus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Barrel Cactus and Ferocactus latispinus.

Taxonomy

Ferocactus latispinus
Ferocactus
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Devil's Tongue Barrel Cactus

Water

How often to water your Devil's Tongue Barrel Cactus

Water needs for Devil's Tongue Barrel Cactus
0.5 cups
every 12

Devil's Tongue Barrel Cactus needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Devil's Tongue Barrel Cactus

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Devil's Tongue Barrel Cactus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Devil's Tongue Barrel Cactus: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Devil's Tongue Barrel Cactus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Devil's Tongue Barrel Cactus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Devil's Tongue Barrel Cactus in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Devil's Tongue Barrel Cactus

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Devil's Tongue Barrel Cactus: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Devil's Tongue Barrel Cactus after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Devil's Tongue Barrel Cactus

Devil's Tongue Barrel Cactus

Devil's Tongue Barrel Cactus


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Devil's Tongue Barrel Cactus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
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05/02/2021

They are have very sharp spikes so be careful around pets, they’re very strong plants that don’t need a lot of attention/care and they love the sun 🥰

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