Ancistrocactus uncinatus

Scientific Name:  Ancistrocactus uncinatus
Synonyms:  Glandulicactus uncinatus
Common Name:  Cat Claw Cactus
Other Names:   
Etymology:  Ancistrocactus: ancistron (fishhook); kaktos (thistle) [Greek]
Uncinatus: uncinatus (hooked) [Latin]
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:  20F.
Blooms:  Orange to Maroon
Comments:  The plant's central spine, which is shaped like a tiny fishhook, is proportionately longer than the radial spines. Our plant was purchased at DesertPlants and produced some pretty maroon blooms before freezing to death. RIP.
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