Ferobergia is a horticultural intergeneric hybrid, made by crossing
Ferocactus lindsayi as a female and
Leuchtenbergia principis as a male. F2 hybrid means the
plant of second generation is derived from cross-pollination among
F1 hybrids. These have unpredictable characteristics and produce
offsprings unlike themselves. It produces drops of nectar from
areolar glands like Ferocactus.
Blossoming time: May-September.
Cultivation: It grow easily from seed in
cultivation. Despite being revered by many collectors, they are not
too difficult. The ferobergia has a strong tap root and should have
a deep pot to accommodate it. Water carefully, lack of water will
make the tip of the tubercles yellow. Too much water will make it
rot. Keep dry at minimum temperature of 5° C in winter although will
tolerate brief periods to -5 degrees. Sun Exposure: Full sun to
Propagation: Seeds or graft.