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Fishhook Barrel Cactus (فش ہک کیکٹس)


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  • Scientific Name: Euphorbia Resinifera
  • Common Name: Arizona Barrel Cactus, Candy Barrel Cactus, Southwestern Barrel Cactus
  • Description: The fishhook barrel cactus can be identified by its thick (2 foot diameter), barrel shaped body and long hooked spines. The yellow/red flowers and yellow fruit always grow at the top of the plant. Fishhook barrel cactus grow along desert washes and gravelly bajadas.
  • Uses: The people of the Sonoran Desert use the fruit for candy and jelly. The Seri and O’odham eat the flowers and use the fruit, which is sour, as emergency food. Tradition says that the barrel cactus is a source of water for people lost without water in the desert. It is widely grown as an ornamental cactus in indoor in rooms and offices in small pots.
Attribute Information
Seasons Evergreen
Blooming Time Almost Round the year
Soil Requirement Nearly any type of well-drained, sandy or gravelly soil.
Envoirnment Plant it in full sun to partial shade. Resin spurge plants enjoy average daytime temperatures of 24°C.
Watering Cactus plants will need watering every 7 to 10 days for optimal growth during spring, summer, and autumn months. Increase the interval between watering schedules during the plant’s rest or dormant period during winter (approximately every 4 to 6 weeks).



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