Ferocactus cylindraceus subsp. tortulispinus

Ferocactus > Ferocactus cylindraceus subsp. tortulispinus

Fotografía tomada por cesarschuster

Fotografía tomada por cesarschuster

Fotografía tomada por MaRy

When inactive, the plant is very cold tolerant. It needs a lot of light. Half shade or full sun. Optimal temperature range between 20 and 30 degrees centigrade.
The lowest temperature (ºC) supported by this cactus is on average:: -5

Water regularly throughout the summer whenever the pot is allowed to drain. You should avoid wetting the body of this plant. Let dry between waterings.


Mealybugs, scaly insects and mites.

It grows well in rich, well-drained soil, such as clay, pumice, lava sand, and just a little bit of peat or mold, but is not demanding on the soil.

Similar Species

Ferocactus emoryi
Ferocactus emoryi
Scientific name:
Ferocactus cylindraceus subsp. tortulispinus
Ferocactus acanthodes subsp. tortulispinus, Ferocactus acanthodes var. tortulispinus, Ferocactus cylindraceus var. tortulispinus, Ferocactus tortulispinus.
Viscaino desert in rocky places between El Crucero and Cerro Juan to Laguna Seca Chapala and east to Las Arrastras and Calamajue Misión de Arriola
Natural Habitat:
It grows on volcanic blocks, weathered granite, and greenish slate.

There are 4 Ferocactus cylindraceus subsp. tortulispinus in the collections:
Collecion de cesarschuster Collecion de MaRy Collecion de entunados Collecion de Duke_28