Echinocactus horizonthalonius

Scientific Name:  Echinocactus horizonthalonius
Synonyms:  Echinocactus equitans
Common Name:  Blue Barrel
Other Names:  Devil's Head
Eagle Claws
Turk's Head
Etymology:  Echinocactus: echinos (hedgehog); kaktos (thistle) [Greek]
Horizonthalonius: horizon (flat and level) [Latin]
Origin:  Mexico
Light:  Full sun.
Soil:  Lean mix: 1 part potting soil to 2 parts coarse sand.
Water:  Typical: Drench soil and let dry from Spring through Fall. Water sparingly during Winter dormancy period.
Min Temperature:  32F.
Blooms:  Red
Comments:  Purchased DesertPlants, Tucson, AZ. Not easy to cultivate - hard to establish. RIP. Big Bend NP in Texas is a good place to view this plant in the wild.
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