Ancistrocactus mathssonii

Scientific Name:  Ancistrocactus mathssonii
Synonyms:  Sclerocactus uncinatus
Common Name:  Chihuahuan Fishhook
Other Names:   
Etymology:  Ancistrocactus: ancistron (fishhook); kaktos (thistle) [Greek]
Uncinatus: uncinatus (hooked) [Latin]
Sclerocactus: scleros (hard or cruel); kaktos (thistle) [Greek]
Mathssonii: -
Origin:  Mexico
Light:  Full sun.
Soil:  Typical mix: 1 part potting soil to 1 part coarse sand.
Water:  Typical: Drench soil and let dry from Spring through Fall. Water sparingly during Winter dormancy period.
Min Temperature:  32F.
Blooms:  Reddish-Brown
Comments:  Globular to cylindrical plant. 13 ribs - tuberculated; tubercles having furrows. 1 hooked central spine (yellowish with red tip), 7 to 10 radial spines (light colored).
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