Plant Care Ferocactus Wislizeni

Ferocactus Wislizeni

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Ferocactus Wislizeni has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Candy barrel cactus, Candy barrel cactus, Fishhook barrel cactus, Arizona barrel cactus, Southwestern barrel cactus, cactus and fish hook barrel cactus


Ferocactus wislizeni

How to care for Ferocactus Wislizeni


How often to water your Ferocactus Wislizeni

Water needs for Ferocactus Wislizeni
0.5 cups
every 12

Ferocactus Wislizeni 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 Ferocactus Wislizeni

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Candy barrel cactus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Ferocactus Wislizeni: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Ferocactus Wislizeni love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Ferocactus Wislizeni does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Ferocactus Wislizeni in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Ferocactus Wislizeni

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Ferocactus Wislizeni: 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 Ferocactus Wislizeni after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Ferocactus Wislizeni

Ferocactus Wislizeni

Ferocactus Wislizeni

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


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

Ferocactus Wislizeni has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Annika avatar
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 70 XP
globe Perth, Western Australia

This plant is easy to look after, hard to kill, or damage from neglect, pretty and unique.
Although I can imagine it would be hard to change it’s pot due to the spikes. A bonus is you don’t have to water it at all during winter as it hibernates.

Survivor Survivor
@Will2melina avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 112 XP
globe Black Canyon City, AZ

Very easy to grow and absolutely gorgeous

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